Men's Luge Odds

It will be either fast and furious or crash and burn for many athletes in the Men’s Luge when they compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to vancouver2010.com, in luge, racers begin by sitting on open fiberglass sleds. Pulling on fixed handles in the ice, they burst out of the start. After this explosive start, they use spiked gloves on the ice surface for extra acceleration before lying down on their backs, feet stretched out in front of them, heads back to be as aerodynamic as possible. Luge racers steer using their legs and shoulders, and brake by sitting up, putting their feet down and pulling up on the sled runners. The singles events consist of four heats over two days. The individual with the lowest combined time over the four runs wins.

The two-time defending Olympic champion, Armin Zoggeler, is favored to win his-third gold medal.

Zoggeler has odds of even to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Albert Demtschenko (9/4), David Moller (19/4), and Felix Loch (7/1).

Zoggeler competes for Italy and he has medaled in the last four Olympic games. He won bronze in 1994 and silver in 1998 before winning the gold in 2002 and 2006. He has also won five world championships in his career, the most recent coming in 2005.

Demtschenko competes for Russia and he won the 2006 Olympic silver for luge. He is the 2010 European champion in this event.

Moller, who represents Germany, is a two-time world champion in the luge singles, winning in 2004 and 2007. He also finished second in 2008.

Loch also competes for Germany and he is the two-time defending world champion, having won the 2008 and 2009 singles titles.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win the team men’s luge, see below.

Odds to win Men’s Luge at 2010 Winter Olympics

Armin Zoggeler even  

Albert Demtschenko 9/4  

David Moller 19/4  

Felix Loch 7/1  

Andi Langenhan 20/1  

Viktor Kneib 50/1  

Reinhold Rainer 66/1  

Daniel Pfister 80/1  

Samuel Edney 100/1  

David Mair 150/1   

Stefan Hoehener 150/1  

Tony Benshoof 150/1  

Wolfgang Kindl 200/1  

Jeff Christie 250/1  

Manuel Pfister 250/1     

Martins Rubenis 300/1  

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Posted: 2/11/10 7:23PM ET

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