- n. Plural form of luger.
“Engineers help lugers eliminate drag by analyzing positioning on the sled, the material of the slider's suit and sled design.”
“All of the Italian lugers this time round are from the Alpen north (Bolzano-Bozen/South Tyrol) and actually speak a variant of Austro-Bavarian German. alkali says:”
“Yet some Russian athletes complained of poor training facilities; Russian lugers, for example, cited problems with the freezing equipment at their 2-year-old stadium.”
“But its chairman Josef Fendt said last week that the track had turned out to be far faster than its designers ever intended it to be, and Olympic officials shortened it to slow speeds and raised safety barriers to keep lugers on the track if they crashed.”
“Some top lugers suffered high-speed crashes during initial training runs in 2008, Austrian luge team member Wolfgang Kindl said late Thursday.”
“Some top lugers suffered high-speed crashes during initial training runs that year, Austrian luge team member Wolfgang Kindl said Thursday.”
“During test events at the facility last year and in training runs before these Olympics, the lugers had been traveling at speeds of 96 miles per hour.”
“WHISTLER, British Columbia – Olympic officials continue to say that the luge track where a young slider from the Republic of Georgia was killed Friday is safe, but they announced a highly unusual change to slow the speeds on the track, which is the fastest in the world, as well as alterations to keep lugers on the track should they crash.”
“As Mr. Kumaritashvili came around the fateful turn, Mr. Parks said, he noticed that the racer was out of control and in a different position than lugers who had successfully navigated that curve.”
“Despite those assertions, Olympic officials took unusual measures on Saturday to shorten the course by 190 yards to slow the speeds, and they altered the run to keep lugers on the track should they crash.”
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