What is the luge, when is it on TV and who is competing for Great Britain at the Winter Olympics 2018?

PREPARATIONS for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are properly underway with the opening ceremony happening on Thursday.

The luge competitors takes place over 4 totally different occasions.

 Athletes have been practising on the track in PyeongChang ahead of the heats starting on Saturday

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Athletes have been practising on the monitor in PyeongChang forward of the heats beginning on Saturday

What is the luge?

THE luge is a small one or two-individual sled by which races velocity ft-first down an icy monitor. 

The primary recorded occasion was in 1905 and like skeleton it originates in St Moritz, Switzerland.

The identify derives from the French phrase "luge" which suggests "small coasting sled".

What are the several types of luge competitors?

THERE are 4 forms of luge competitors at the Winter Olympics. 

Males's and ladies's singles: The competitors takes two days with two runs staged on every day. The 4 occasions are added up and the quickest complete time will decide the winner.

Doubles: Each males and ladies can slide in the competitors, with each athletes sliding down the monitor on a single luge sled. The doubles luge is a single day competitors and two runs are added collectively to find out the quickest complete time.

Staff relay:  In the workforce relay competitors one male, one feminine and a doubles pair type a group. Every runner has to hit the touchpad when they full their race to let the subsequent one begin. The quickest complete time following the three sleds will win the gold medal.

 During the team relay athletes have to hit the pad so their next teammate can start

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Throughout the group relay athletes should hit the pad so their subsequent teammate can begin

Why is the luge quicker than the skeleton?

THE quickest time recorded in the luge was on a monitor in Whistler, Canada by Austrian Manuel Pfister. He reached a prime velocity of 96mph. 

Throughout the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, the prime velocity in the ladies's occasion was eighty four.5mph.

There are two fundamental causes the luge is quicker than skeleton,

Firstly the metallic bars beneath a luge sled are razor-sharp like ice skates in contrast to the tubular metal runners used on skeleton sleds.

The opposite cause is to do with aerodynamics – when the athletes lie on their again in the luge they’ve much less floor space and much less drag.

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The luge was first launched at the 1968 Winter Olympics and originates from St. Moritz

When was it launched in the Winter Olympics?

THE competitors was first launched at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. 

The lads's, ladies's and doubles occasions have been all launched at the similar Video games.

The workforce relay occasion was first launched at the Sochi 2014 Video games after it was permitted by the Worldwide Olympic Committee in April 2011.

 Felix Loch is the reigning men's singles gold medallist and he also won gold in the first ever team relay event at Sochi

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Felix Loch is the reigning males's singles gold medallist and he additionally gained gold in the first ever staff relay occasion at Sochi

How has Workforce GB executed in the sport in earlier Winter Olympics?

DESPITE rising success in the skeleton, the luge has by no means been a robust sport for Great Britain. 

Workforce GB has by no means gained a medal in the luge at the Winter Olympics with the highest rating coming from Derek Prentice and Chris Dyason in the doubles in 1980 when they got here 14th.

 Adam Rosen is set to compete in his third Winter Olympics for Team GB

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Adam Rosen is set to compete in his third Winter Olympics for Workforce GB

Who is competing to Group GB?

IT was introduced on January, 18 that two luge athletes can be representing Group GB in the luge at PyeongChang 2018. 

Adam Rosen and Rupert Staudinger are the first British athletes to be chosen for the sport since the Vancouver Video games in 2010.

Rosen has been chosen for his third Winter Olympics after ending sixteenth in each Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.

Staudinger might be making his Winter Olympic debut at PyeongChang.

They may each be competing in the males's singles occasion.

 Rupert Staudinger (left)  will be competing at his first Winter Olympics alongside veteran Adam Rosen

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Rupert Staudinger (left)  shall be competing at his first Winter Olympics alongside veteran Adam Rosen

Which channel is it on and what is the schedule?

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics will probably be broadcast on the BBC all through the entire video games. 

The lads's singles will get underway on Saturday, February 10 with the first warmth beginning at 10.10am UK time.

The third and fourth heats happen the day after from 11am.

The ladies's singles runs are held over two days – Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February thirteen from 10.30am.

Wednesday, February 14 sees the doubles compete for the gold medal and the workforce relay is the ultimate luge occasion of the Winter Olympics on Thursday, February 15.

PREPARATIONS for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are properly underway with the opening ceremony happening on Thursday.

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