January 29, 2006

Curious, George As a sled enthusiast, I've had a long dormant interest in the "Skeleton" event in the Olympics that has been featured in 1928, 1948 and 2002 Winter Olympics (and scheduled for the upcoming Olympics).

That's really as far as my knowledge goes concerning the event, and I've had trouble finding information on the web about it. Anyone know much about this, or have previous experience trying it?

  • It's surprising what a google search will turn up. Some of the first few links: http://www.capital.net/~phuston/skelbob.html http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/SharenChin.shtml http://www.revolugen.com/iceluge.htm http://www.britannica.com/ebi/article-208126 There are plenty of other results. From the tenor of the results, you might also have some luck with "skeleton luge" as your search term (not in quotation marks). But I'm not the person for conversation about this - I'm just good at turning up info.
  • Oh great, another sled-oriented CG. Cripes people, when did this become Sled-filter?!
  • And don't you dare impoggan the toboggan, neither.
  • And please don't filet the sleigh. Skis are the bee's knees.
  • In other words, don't malign the Alpine!
  • Its erroneous to suppose skis are the bees' knees; since skis keep running in the cold they're more like the bees' chafed nose.