The luge is easily one of the most terrifying events at the Winter Olympics. Lying down on a small sled and hurtling down a narrow chute made of ice would be scary enough without the insane speed factor: The top recorded speed for a luge run was nearly 96 m.p.h., in 2010. Bearing that in mind, the faces lugers make before, during and after their runs don’t seem so strange, but they’re still entertaining. Here are our favorites.
He may look calm, but he’s probably screaming on the inside.
“Let’s do this.”
“What’s a nice fella like you doing in an ice-chute like this?”
“If I unclench my teeth, I will weep uncontrollably.”
Someone should probably unplug this guy, wait 10 seconds, and then plug him back in.
This is the only man who looks like how we imagine we would mounted at the top of a luge run.
He’s either really pleased with himself or about to cry.
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