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    Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice


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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Very sad. It sounds like this track has been plagued with crashes during the practices. Would they shut it down in the interest of safety?


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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Well, if I ever needed another reason not to luge...that would be it...



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    I just read this...heres another article. Unreal...The guy giving mouth to mouth in this picture looks like hes also got blood splattered everywhere. Just looks nasty.

    FOXNews.com - Olympic Luger Dies After Training Accident



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    I can't imagine flying downhill at 90 mph a couple inches off the ground on a sled.


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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Very sad. It sounds like this track has been plagued with crashes during the practices. Would they shut it down in the interest of safety?
    Yeah lets cancel the whole Olympics while were at it, because a skier, bob sledder or figure skater might get hurt to.



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    I just read this...heres another article. Unreal...The guy giving mouth to mouth in this picture looks like hes also got blood splattered everywhere. Just looks nasty.

    FOXNews.com - Olympic Luger Dies After Training Accident
    I thought the same thing, but I think that's his hair cut. It sounds like there have been a lot of close calls the past few days.

    Another article. The picutre is a little disturbing.

    Report: Luger dies in training-run crash - Olympic Sports- nbcsports.msnbc.com



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    I guess the videos are on youtube already for those interested.


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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    I wouldn't recommend watching the video if anyone is faint of heart. WOW



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    I wouldn't recommend watching the video if anyone is faint of heart. WOW
    Yeah looks like he's flying down the track and then hits a side wall towards the end which throws him out the other side straight into a post.



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I guess the videos are on youtube already for those interested.
    Wow...unbelievable. Caught it by accident. They're most definitely going to have to put some sort of protection in that area. They come around the corner and if they were to come out on either side, there are poles, supports, barriers everywhere. Definitely do not watch.



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I guess the videos are on youtube already for those interested.
    Do things like that get yanked down?



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    Yeah looks like he's flying down the track and then hits a side wall towards the end which throws him out the other side straight into a post.

    IOC pulled the video down already


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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    You're going 90 mph on a sled. What do you expect, that is extreme.

    Very sad though.



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    Re: Luge Competitor Killed In Crash During Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    Do things like that get yanked down?
    i think it did already, can't find it.



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