Luge more or less started when one person told someone else they could sled to the bottom of the hill faster. Then when the loser went and got his big brother to add weight and experience to his sled, two-man luge was born. That's pretty much the long and the short of this event. Luge can be one of the more dangerous events of the winter games as there isn't much protection for the riders as they barrel down the track and try to navigate the turns at nearly 100 miles per hour.
The US has never medaled in singles Luge. Their two Silvers and two Bronzes both came in Men's Doubles. There doesn't seem to be much hope for the US men this year as all of the Gold Medalists from Vancouver are returning along with traditionally strong competitors like Zoggeler.
Zoggeler gets his record 6th medal. Germany dominates the Singles and the Austrian brothers get their third medal in Doubles. Germany and Austria bring it home in team relay.