Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Mess

I may turn on my TV-for the purpose of watching commercial television- for the second time in a year to watch some of the Winter Games. You have likely heard by now that a luger was killed during training, when he lost control traveling at about 88 miles per hour. and was thrown into a beam. I've always found luge to be an enthralling sport due to the sheer speed at which the athletes travel, and I've always known it must require a higher level of skill than it appeared. Still, this description is blood-chilling:
In sum, luge is about as easy as driving a car with bald tires full speed down a curvy road in a snowstorm and trying to keep the tires exactly on the yellow line – all while steering with your feet and looking at the ceiling, being able to see only out of the corner of your eye.

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