In the Bavarian winter resort of Oberaudorf, sledding has become a major tourist attraction. Sledding is a lot cheaper than skiing and snowboarding, and families, in particular, are taking it up.
A worker has been struck and injured by a bobsleigh on the sliding track at Sochi, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has confirmed. The man was hospitalized with both legs broken.
If Olympic gold medals were awarded based on prior results, the luge champion in Sochi would be a foregone conclusion. Felix Loch is expected to stand atop the podium on February 9.
The coach of Germany’s national bobsled team, Christoph Langen, has set a goal of winning at least three medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. And Langen would gladly take a couple more, if he can get them.
Norwegian Ole-Einar Bjoerndalen has become the most-successful winter Olympian after winning gold in the biathlon mixed relay. In hockey, it was disappointment for the hosts as the Russian men's team were eliminated.
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