View Full Version : Olympic Luge athlete dies in practice

2/12/2010, 04:05 PM

Apparently several of the athletes had questioned the safety of the track prior to this death, sounds like a little arrogance on behalf of the IOC if you ask me

This quote was the night before the guy died, pretty cryptic

Training days in Whistler have been crash-filled. A Romanian woman was briefly knocked unconscious and at least four Americans -- Chris Mazdzer on Wednesday, Megan Sweeney on Thursday and both Tony Benshoof and Bengt Walden on Friday in the same training session where Zoeggeler wrecked -- have had serious trouble just getting down the track.

"I think they are pushing it a little too much," Australia's Hannah Campbell-Pegg said Thursday night after she nearly lost control in training. "To what extent are we just little lemmings that they just throw down a track and we're crash-test dummies? I mean, this is our lives."

2/12/2010, 06:06 PM
These pics are unreal, a split second before he hit the bar that killed him...very sad

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100212/capt.c3580229141942cb8b8a6c8de6645fa5.vancouver_ol ympics_luge_olybo109.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100212/capt.cda76594be6843aea8f8f19efb7e77dc.vancouver_ol ympics_lugers_death_oly104.jpg