WASHINGTON — The snow sport of Luge, the winter version of snowboarding, won the 2014 Luge World Snow Sports Competition title in the snow and ice competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Luge snow ski and snowboard event at the Winter Olympics 2018 in Sochi.
A Luge skier skates past a snowboard in Sochi on Jan. 18, 2020.
A skier takes the ski lift at the Olympic Village in Sochi during the 2018 Luge Snow Sport Snowmen’s Festival.
The annual snow sport festival, which is held on the eve of the Winter Games, will feature a special ceremony honoring Luge and other snowboard sportsmen.
The Luge Winter Olympics began in 1896 in Germany.
It has become the most popular sport in Europe and is held annually in the winter season in many European countries.
Lugano, Italy, was the venue for the 2018 Olympic Games in 2018.
The Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2020.
The 2017 Luge competition, held in Lusanne, Switzerland, was won by snowboarder Andrey Zharin of Russia.
The 2018 Lugano Luge ski and ice event was won in Luge by Russian ski and boarder Alexander Grigorovich.