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Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!

Spotlight on Sochi: Luge

Fun Facts

  • Luge is considered to be one of the most dangerous winter sports. It involves sliding at high speeds on single or two-person sleds on a special track of artificially frozen ice.
  • There are three classes of competition: singles men, singles women and doubles. Sochi has added a relay competition for the first time. Men and women compete on the same track, but the women’s starting line is further down the course than the men’s.
  • During the race, athletes guide their sleds by shifting the position of their bodies.

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Workout


ERIN HAMLIN, Luge

Rest Day Workouts

Erin recommends not just sitting on the couch during your off-days. Instead:

Walk: Go for a low-pace, mile-long walk

Light Yoga: Take one of the Coors Fitness Center yoga classes

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