Luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Luge
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Luge pictogram.svg
Venue Sliding Center Sanki, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 8–13 February 2014
Competitors 110 from 24 nations
«2010 2018»
Luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Luge pictogram.svg
Individual   men   women
Doubles   doubles
Relay   mixed

Luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Sliding Center Sanki near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The four events were scheduled for 8–13 February 2014.[1]

In April 2011 the International Olympic Committee approved the addition of the mixed team relay event (one sled from each of the other three events compete per country), meaning luge will have four events on the program for the first time.[2]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following is the competition schedule for all four events.[3] All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
8 February 18:30 Men's singles runs 1 and 2
9 February 18:30 Men's singles runs 3 and 4
10 February 18:45 Women's singles runs 1 and 2
11 February 18:30 Women's singles runs 3 and 4
12 February 18:15 Doubles runs 1 and 2
13 February 20:15 Team relay

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 4 1 0 5
2  Russia (RUS) 0 2 0 2
3  Austria (AUT) 0 1 0 1
4  Latvia (LAT) 0 0 2 2
5  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 4 12

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Felix Loch (GER) 3:27.526  Albert Demchenko (RUS) 3:28.002  Armin Zöggeler (ITA) 3:28.797
Women's singles
details
 Natalie Geisenberger (GER) 3:19.768  Tatjana Hüfner (GER) 3:20.907  Erin Hamlin (USA) 3:21.145
Doubles
details
 Tobias Wendl
and Tobias Arlt (GER)
1:38.933  Andreas Linger
and Wolfgang Linger (AUT)
1:39.455  Andris Šics
and Juris Šics (LAT)
1:39.790
Team relay
details
 Germany (GER)
Natalie Geisenberger
Felix Loch
Tobias Arlt
Tobias Wendl
2:45.649  Russia (RUS)
Tatiana Ivanova
Albert Demchenko
Alexander Denisyev
Vladislav Antonov
2:46.679  Latvia (LAT)
Elīza Tīruma
Mārtiņš Rubenis
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
2:47.295

Qualification[edit]

A total quota of 110 athletes were allowed to compete at the Games. Countries were assigned quotas using the world rankings of results from 1 November 2012 to 31 December 2013.[4]

Participating nations[edit]

110 athletes from 24 nations are scheduled to participate, with number of athletes in parenthesis. Both Kazakhstan and Tonga[5] (also making its Winter Olympics debut) marked their first Olympic appearances in the sport. India's athlete competed as an Independent Olympic Participants, as the Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee;[6] the suspension was later lifted, but not before India's athlete had already competed under the Independent Olympic Participant banner.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sliding Center Sanki". SOOC. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Luge Team Relay Added to Olympic Schedule". USA Luge. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Luge competition schedule". SOCOG. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014". International Luge Federation. December 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Luge hopeful qualifies as Tonga's first winter Olympian". Yahoo Sports. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Shiva Kesavan hopes India's suspension lifted before Sochi Olympics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Associated Press. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban". CNN. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.