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Skeleton: A Guide To Winter Olympics' Craziest Sport

Fourth Place Medal     Maggie Hendricks
First Posted: 04/12/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:30 PM ET

Fourth Place Medal:

Since most sports fans only check in on Olympic sports every four years, Fourth-Place Medal is here to help. Here are the basics of skeleton, a sport that is conservatively called the craziest sport in the history of sport.

What is this sport about? It's about hurtling your body down a bobsled track on a tiny sled, headfirst, as quickly as possible.

Seriously? Yes, seriously. The sliders -- as they are called -- can experience up to 5Gs of force on a run, which is roughly equivalent to a Formula One car moving fully breaking under maximum speeds.

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