At the crack of the century, luge was actually administrated by the Federation International de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (F.I.B.T.), which administered all the ice-track sports. In 1935, the F.I.B.T acknowledged …show more content…
Doubles luge is a one-day rivalry in which duos of athletes take two runs down the course. The fastest overall time defines the champion. There is no decree that says a doubles team must encompass members of the same gender, but conventionally, men have slid together, with the superior man situated on top for a more aerodynamic fit. The doubles course is .74 miles.
At the start of both doubles runs, each luge is weighed, each competitor is weighed, and temperatures of sled runners are matched to an official "control" runner. The sled in doubles cannot exceed 59.4 lbs., and there is no maximum weight for the couple.
The doubles arena is separated into four starting groups based on the outcomes from the previous three World Cup competitions preceding the Games, with a maximum of two doubles teams for each country. Numbers for the contestants and starting positions are unsystematically drawn from within each starting group for the leading run. In the subsequent run, the teams start in reverse rank order (the fastest team goes last) based on the outcomes from the