Two Questions on the Luge

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

First, the camera coverage on the luge sucks. Why can’t they get a single camera to follow the racer down the track for the entire race? It would be simple to adapt current technology to get an image that would look something like this:

Second, the commentators keep talking about how the racers poke their heads up from time to time to see where they’re going. Why can’t they use either a simple periscope type system or a fiber optic system so they can keep their heads down the entire time?

[tags]luge, olympics, turin[/tags]