In the 2006 Winter Olympics, who or what is the “Skeleton”?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Think luge on your stomach and you have the idea.
- Cristian MocanuLv 51 decade ago
skeleton is an event which was there at the Winter Olympics between 1924 and 1948 and was reintroduced recently in the Olympic programme. It's done on an ice channel like bobsleigh and luge, but the object is very simple, without mechanic intricacies. It simply follows the shape of the competitor's body (hence the name). It is governed by the International Bobleigh&Toboganning Federation. You can check out their website: www.fibt.com
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Skeleton races are individually timed, with the participant lying flat on a sled and hurtling down the track face-first at speeds of up to 135 km/h (85 mph). A competitor who attempts to slow down during the race is disqualified.
- 1 decade ago
luge head first on your stomach down a bobsled track