Who invented the sport Skeleton?

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In 1882, English Soldiers built a sliding track in Switzerland. The first sleds used down this track were the Canadian ( or Indian) sleds. They became known as Toboggans, and were originally used for transportation. According to historians, 1892 was a great year for Skeleton. In this time a tourist named child told some citizens about a new sled, made of all metal. Fans of this new design claimed that it looked like a skeleton. That is how it got its name. It was by 1905, that skeleton started to spread across the world. Australia was the first to hear and take on the new sport.

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