Double Dutch Luge

The Winter Olympics are just around the corner, and you know what that means?  Doubles Luge, the most WTF event, I’ve ever watched. I get how the sport works – the fastest time wins. What I don’t get is how it started in the first place. At least Curling and Biathlon look like something you’d do out of sheer boredom. Doubles Luge looks like an accident.  Please tell me someone was crossing the track and got hit, fell on top of the other guy and they just finished. From what I can tell it’s not even a different luge. It doesn’t have handles. It’s just two dudes stacked on top of each other. The top guy doesn’t appear to do anything other than provide protection in case the sled crashes.

How does one go about recruiting a partner for that sport?

“Hey you look like someone who can lay stick straight for a long time. Would you mind putting on this extremely tight outfit and spoon with me for 52 to 54 seconds?”