Actual footage fom ABC Sports coverage of the 1976 Olympic Games. This clip is from the Men's Singles event, where the "Conehead" appeared, later immortalized on Saturday Night Live. This clip also includes some crash videos from earlier luge races.
Curling may seem relatively easy compared to other Olympic sports such as, say, ski jumping. But launching a 40-pound rock down a sheet of ice toward a specific target requires a high-degree of balance, precision and athleticism.
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The Faster Higher Stronger series looks behind the scenes of the running of the Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge Track as International Luge Week sees some of the sports greatest talent take to the ice in practice of the upcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Speaking to international trainers and managers of the Luge venue we get a true insight into the track's design and the training schedules of the sports potential Olympic competitors.