2014 Olympic Luge: Preview and Predictions for Men's Medal Round

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2014 Olympic Luge: Preview and Predictions for Men's Medal Round
Michael Sohn/Associated Press

The luge is not for the faint of heart. Traveling at speeds of more than 80 miles per hour down a perilous course, the slider is on his back and barreling down the ice track feet first.

Though the luge is not an overly popular or publicized sport in the United States, it does garner a strong audience during the Winter Games because of the high-speed action and dangerous intensity.

The first two heats on Saturday delivered the excitement factor. On Sunday, the final two heats will be held, and the cumulative time of the four total heats will determine who achieves Olympic glory. Here is a look at what to expect. 

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