Luger Dies In Practice Run at Olympics

A week ago, this was reported about the Whistler Olympic venue for luge in the Globe and Mail "Holcomb has since claimed that the course was designed backward, with tighter turns near the bottom where sleds max-out the speed. And American luger Tony Benshoof told NBC: "When I first got on this track, I thought that somebody was going to kill themselves." Knowing this, why didn't the VANOC organizing committee look even closer at the track? They made changes some time ago regarding the safety of the course, it is a disaster that should never have happened. That they didn't protect the sliders from the posts that he hit is criminal... the NASCAR people, the NHL and countless others have made similar changes to dangerous intersections between sports people and posts!

Close the course.


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