How the new Olympic luge relay works

Each team takes three runs consecutively. The best cumulative time wins. Time starts when the first slider crosses a beam at the starting gate, and the clock does not stop between runs. Uphill sections were added to the course to slow sleds down. The event runs Thursday.

How the new Olympic luge relay works

At the starting gate

Steering the sled

The touch pad

Sources: ISC IBG Group; Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee; Natural Luge Alberta