It is one of the oldest winter sports and one of the most popular. Competitors ride a tiny sled with their feet stretched out before them, racing at speeds up to 140 kilometres per hour down an icy track with no brakes.
Calf muscle contractions or opposite shoulder pressure are effective methods used by lugers when steering. Single racing sleds weigh between 21 and 25 kg, while doubles weigh 25 and 30 kg. The Olympic sport of luge goes by the moniker “luge.”
2022 Winter Olympics Luge Dates and Venues
The men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and team relay will all be played in the same venues between February 5 and 10. The Games will only allow 106 athletes to compete. The dates are:
- 5 February 19:10
- 6 February 19:30
- 7 February 19:50
- 8 February 19:50
- 9 February 20:20
- 10 February 21:30
Olympic Luge Schedule 2022
A venue in the Yanqing cluster, the Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh and Luge Track is the luge competition site in the 2022 Winter Olympics. There will be a total of four luge events. Luge received four fewer quota spots than it did at the 2018 Winter Olympics, with a final tally of 116.
*All times in Beijing Time. So you need to convert it to your timezone
|5 February||19:10||Men’s singles – Heats 1 and 2|
|6 February||19:30||Men’s singles – Heats 3 and 4|
|7 February||19:50||Women’s singles – Heats 1 and 2|
|8 February||19:50||Women’s singles – Heats 3 and 4|
|10 February||21:30||Team relay|
*Schedule subject to change | The event finals are shown in bold.
Olympics Luge Live Stream & TV Channels
Here is the list of Olympics Luge Live Stream info & TV Channels of different countries:
Live coverage of the Beijing Olympics will be available on 7plus (Australia)
The Olympic Channel has recently been added to the lineup of channels available on Australia’s 7plus satellite television service. During the Winter Olympics, you can watch various sports on 7plus.
NBC Universal’s Beijing Olympics Live Stream (United States)
The official rights to broadcast the 2022 Olympic live stream in Beijing to US television viewers belong to NBC Universal. To watch the incredible event live from the comfort of your own home, contact NBC and inquire about their special offers and fees.
CCTV will broadcast the 2022 Olympic Luge Games in Beijing live on the internet (China)
The official rights to broadcast the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games throughout China and its territories have been granted to CCTV, its state-owned television network. Those who live in China can tune in to CCTV and catch all the action live on their television sets.
BBC Eurosport will be broadcasting live coverage of the Winter Luge Olympics in Sochi, Russia (United Kingdom)
It is the official broadcaster of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games for BBC Eurosport’s UK viewers. On their televisions at home in the UK, BBC Eurosport subscribers can watch the live broadcast of the tournament.
In Olympic luge, the most fundamental rules are simple:
- Men must weigh a minimum of 198 pounds (90 kilograms), and women must weigh a minimum of 165 pounds (65 kilograms) (75 kg). Sliders that fall short of the required weight can be supplemented with additional weights.
- Doubles cannot weigh more than 59.5 pounds (23 kilograms) and must not be heavier than 50.6 pounds (23 kilograms) (27 kg). Racing suits must not exceed 8.8 pounds in weight (4 kg).
- Mechanical brakes are not permitted on sleds.
- Only the blades (the only part of the sled that comes into contact with the ice) can be heated. If this were to happen, the ice would be melted during the race, resulting in less friction and an unfair speed advantage.
- Luge Olympic History
Lugeing is an Austrian and German winter sport that dates back to the 15th century. Davos, Switzerland, hosted the first international sledding competition in 1883. Sled Sports Federation was established in Dresden, Germany, in 1913 and merged with the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) in 1935.
Athletes from Europe, particularly Germany and Austria, have dominated international luge competition.