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Skeleton at Whistler Sliding Centre

Skeleton racers literally dive head first onto the 1,450-metre track after a 50-metre run to gather speed. Lying on their stomachs and steering by very slightly shifting their bodies through turns, sliders compete in four heats held over two days.

Competitions include men’s and women’s races and are timed electronically to 0.01 seconds. The Olympian with the lowest combined time takes the gold.

Canada's Olympic Skeleton Team

Mike Douglas - Toronto, Ontario
Mellisa Hollingsworth - Eckville, Alberta
Michelle Kelly - Fort St. John, British Columbia
Jon Montgomery - Russell, Manitoba
Jeff Pain - Calgary, Alberta

Get more information about the sport from Vancouver2010.com.