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What are the technical differences between skeleton and luge?

In skeleton, participants run at the start, then dive onto their sled front-first. In luge, participants begin on their sleds, and use their hands to start before lying back-first. It has been ...
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How does a skeleton athlete sprint at the top of the track without slipping?

In skeleton, the rider starts running with the sled at the top of the track and belly flops on to the sled. Since this is the case, how does a skeleton athlete sprint at the top of the track without ...
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