U.S.: Olympic track is safe for bobsled, skeleton | VailDaily.com

U.S.: Olympic track is safe for bobsled, skeleton

WHISTLER, British Columbia – The leader of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says he believes the Olympic track is safe for competition.

USBSF CEO Darrin Steele says the death of a Georgian luge athlete in a training crash at the Whistler Sliding Center last week is a “reminder of the inherent danger” of sliding.

American skeleton athletes trained on the track for the first time during these Olympics on Monday, passing up the chance to take one training run from a lower position. The vast majority of skeleton athletes in the Olympics only took training runs Monday from the top of the track, as originally planned.

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