American Lugers Not Happy With Gay Rights Group's Viral Luge Video

Above is a spot by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion, taking advantage of the close man-on-man contact in doubles luge to make a statement about Russia's record on gay rights. The Internet loves it! Actual Olympic lugers, not so much. » 2/11/14 9:50am 2/11/14 9:50am

NBC Luge Commentator Disapproves Of American Luger Kate Hansen Dancing

U.S. luger Kate Hansen's medal chances in Sochi aren't strong, but she brings the boogie wherever she goes as part of her warmup routine. NBC luge commentator Duncan Kennedy has a problem with this. » 2/10/14 12:03pm 2/10/14 12:03pm

Olympic Luger Crashes, Makes Incredible Recovery

During a training run on the Olympic luge course, Indian luger Shiva Keshavan fell off his sled before making an amazing save, somehow flipping over and regaining his position on his sled. The scene made for a pretty mind-bending GIF, which makes it look like Keshavan was aided by CGI or wire effects. » 2/07/14 10:14am 2/07/14 10:14am

Tonga's Olympic Luger Is An Underwear Marketing Stunt

To be clear, Bruno Banani deserves to be here. He qualified with a 28th-place finish at a World Cup race in December. But everything about him—from his background to his biography to his very name—is the whole-cloth creation of an underwear company. » 2/07/14 10:04am 2/07/14 10:04am

The Tongan Olympic Luger Who Turned Out To Be An Underwear Marketing…

Imagine if the events surrounding 1988 Jamaican bobsled team that inspired the film Cool Runnings happened today, in the age of the internet and 24-hour sports coverage. Now imagine one of those athletes, by pure chance, had been named Calvin Klein. And after his emergence on the international scene, he became a… » 2/08/12 12:55pm 2/08/12 12:55pm

How A Luger Got Stonewalled Over His Concerns About Whistler's Deadly…

"What happened in Whistler, what happened to the Georgian athlete," says Werner Hoeger, a two-time Olympic luger, "I thoroughly believe that the [International Luge Federation], Canadian Luge Association, and the IOC are responsible." » 2/19/10 2:40pm 2/19/10 2:40pm

But From Whom Would A German Learn About Gelt?

Luger David Möller broke a tooth biting down on his silver medal. I can only imagine he was having a Homer Simpsonesque "Land of Chocolate" hallucination. [The Local] » 2/18/10 8:30pm 2/18/10 8:30pm

Nodar Kumaritashvili Was "Scared" Of Olympic Luge Course

The Georgian luger told his father before he died that he was "scared of one of the turns," but the luge federation says it's not the track's fault that he failed to "compensate properly" after a bad curve. Awesome. [WSJ/ESPN/DMN] » 2/15/10 11:35am 2/15/10 11:35am

Canada Limited Luger's Training Time In Olympic Runup

We are reminded that Whistler Sliding Centre was among the venues that Canada refused to let other nations' athletes practice on before February, in an attempt to gain a home-country advantage. [NY Times] » 2/12/10 4:30pm 2/12/10 4:30pm

Track's Safety Was Already In Question Before Fatal Crash

When Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a training run this morning, it came after years of hype of the fastest, most dangerous downhill run in the world. No one wants death, but we all want the athletes to risk it. » 2/12/10 4:00pm 2/12/10 4:00pm

Canada Bogarting Its 2010 Olympic Venues

Canada—a country known planet-wide for its legendary rudeness and treachery—is denying foreign athletes access to Olympics sites in the run-up to the Vancouver Games, in order to protect their precious home-snow advantage. Oh....it is on, hosers. » 9/21/09 5:15pm 9/21/09 5:15pm

Grandma Luge Hot Flashes Into The Sunset

It is with much sadness that we report that Grandma Luge, that wacky rappin' menopausin' 52-year-old Olympic athlete*, has withdrawn from the Games because of a broken wrist. » 2/13/06 11:30am 2/13/06 11:30am

Grandma Luge Injured; Hip Not Broken

Late breaking news: Will's favorite Olympian, Grandma Luge (who I think he secretly has a crush on), has suffered an unspecified arm injury after crashing at practice. At the moment, her status for the games isn't known. But she is listed as probable for her Tuesday night Bridge game. » 2/12/06 2:39pm 2/12/06 2:39pm