Skeleton in Winter Olympics

Known as the first “sliding” sport, skeleton features single riders plunging down an ice track lying face down. The race begins with a running start at the top of the track, and elite riders often reach speeds of 80 mph. Great Britain is the only country to have won a medal each time skeleton has taken place at the Olympic Games.

Known as the first “sliding” sport, skeleton features single riders plunging down an ice track lying face down. The race begins with a running start at the top of the track, and elite riders often reach speeds of 80 mph. Great Britain is the only country to have won a medal each time skeleton has taken place at the Olympic Games.

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