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    Just seen something about the crash, bit disconcerning seeing steel girders right next to the track and no protection at the sides. Lets face it not everyone out there is world class, and one little error can send you flying, surely a bit more padding wouldn't have gone amiss. Think its pretty careless by the organisers to leave steel poles next to the track completely exposed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Just seen something about the crash, bit disconcerning seeing steel girders right next to the track and no protection at the sides. Lets face it not everyone out there is world class, and one little error can send you flying, surely a bit more padding wouldn't have gone amiss. Think its pretty careless by the organisers to leave steel poles next to the track completely exposed....
    I seriously doubt that a bit of padding is going to do much difference at that speed if any at all. Even nailing a stationary marshmellow at that speed would probably **** you up royally.

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    Not with a head on like that no, but higher banking or other protection around the corners would prevent someone flying off the track like that. IMO unless that steel pole is physically supporting part of the track it doesnt need to be in that position so close to the track. Judging by the height of it its holding something above the racetrack, thus really isnt 100% vital to be there so close to the track.

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    Apparently Australia won a gold medal in snow boarding or something. Well done, whoever you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Apparently Australia won a gold medal in snow boarding or something. Well done, whoever you are.
    It's Torah Bright! She's quite well known actually. Well, relatively. She's the most recognised female snowboarder, and she just happens to be Australian.

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    hmm the woman from the curling team this olympics is a lot nicer than that munter we had when we won the gold. Not sure whether thats an omen or not.

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    The viewing quality across the curling teams has been of a surprisingly high standard all round, particularly Russia and Germany (not their skip). All the better in HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    hmm the woman from the curling team this olympics is a lot nicer than that munter we had when we won the gold. Not sure whether thats an omen or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yay, the Skeleton thingamygig has always been my fave sport.
    It's daft, IMO.

    I thought luge was bad enough, but honestly, I'm struggling to believe that someone come along and said, "**** this, I'm going head first!"

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