Fast and dangerous

Stepan Fedorov, Russia's professional luger competing in the men's World Cup luge competition in Calgary, Alberta. Luge is a new Olympic sport. Out of the three Olympic sliding sports, which include bobsleigh and skeleton, luge is the fastest and most dangerous. Lugers use a small one-person sled and can  reach speeds of 140 km per hour (87 mph). They compete against a timer. Source: Reuters/Vostock-Photo

Stepan Fedorov, Russia's professional luger competing in the men's World Cup luge competition in Calgary, Alberta. Luge is a new Olympic sport. Out of the three Olympic sliding sports, which include bobsleigh and skeleton, luge is the fastest and most dangerous. Lugers use a small one-person sled and can  reach speeds of 140 km per hour (87 mph), competing against a timer. Source: Reuters/Vostock-Photo

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