Winter Olympics 2014: Your guide to Luge

8-13 Feb at Sliding Centre Sanki

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What is it? Athletes slide feet first. Four golds on offer via men's, two-man, women's and team relay. One of the most dangerous sports in the Games – in Vancouver Georgia's Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed in practice.

What do I need to know? This is tobogganing, albeit extreme tobogganing at speeds of 80mph.

Tell me something I don't know Austria's Lingers brothers are chasing a third successive gold in the two-man.

GB chances No qualifiers.

One to watch Natalie Geisenberger of Germany has won the last two World Cups.