14 Feb 2014

Germany sweeps luge gold medals

6:53 am on 14 February 2014

Germany has completed a clean sweep of luge gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics after winning the inaugural team relay.

Men's champion Felix Loch, women's winner Natalie Geisenberger and doubles gold medallists Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt combined to comfortably land the debut event.

Russia, led by men's silver medallist Albert Demchenko, secured silver and Latvia took bronze.

The event features one woman, one man and one doubles team from each nation sliding back-to-back-to-back runs.

At the finish each athlete must touch a special touch pad, which automatically opens the start gate for the next team member.