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For those who are going to watch the olympics, watch the bob sledding & luge events - they've had 18 people get hurt 3 seriously in practice. They've made changes 3 times in the last two weeks to the course because the speeds are outrageously fast. A girl hit the top rail (roof) on one of the lower turns in luge practice run and had to be air lifted out. It was ugly & gruesome.
(for those with satelite I'll try to find you direct channel feed station)
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yeah cool runnings. That was a cool movie.
I went on a bobsled ride at the Lake Placid course, the bobsled had 6 people in it so the driver had a hard time controlling it and we kept hitting the turns hard. I could hear the driver cursing a lot lol
It's the only sport I can think of where the 'athlete' doesn't do anything but hold on for dear life.
After they flew that girl out, we heard some of them talking about a Japanese team that crashed years ago killing 2 of the four bobsledders. I guess it was when the rails were made of wood and these guys went through 4x4 wood posts at full tilt. I like fast, but with some control... these guys/girls are just asking to get hurt. The track guys can hardly stand on this track while prepping it. (I'm still trying to score a BMW helmet from one of these guys... swag trade...)