LUGE ORIGINS

LUGE ORIGINS

Luge is a precision sport which was developed sometime in the 16th century but only became an official sport around the 19th century.

Luge finds its origins from the French word for “sledge” and, like bobsleigh was developed as a sport in Switzerland. Its roots go back to the 16th century, but it was not until 300 years later when first luge tracks were built by Swiss hotel owners to cater to thrill-seeking tourists.

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