Skeleton (sport) facts for kids

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Brady Canfield skeleton start
Brady Canfield pushes off at the start

Skeleton is a winter sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track. The person lays face down on the sled, and rides head forward. It had been played at the Winter Olympics since 2002; before that, it had also been played in the 1928 and 1948 Games.

Skeleton is a dangerous sport. Riders can reach speeds of 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour).

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