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Did anyone see this Winter Olympic crash? Horrible. I feel so bad for the guy. He comes here to represent his country and try to win gold... pays with his life during practice.

Raw Video of Fatal Luge Accident - ABC News
 

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saw that this morning.that was terrible.that luge course is a recipe for disaster.they are hitting close to one hundred miles a hour
 

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While the course does conform to standards, I heard this morning that the officials are going to immediately increase the barrier height at the corner exits.
 

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A 100 mph is about 160 km/h. They were hitting 144 km/h. It has a verical drop of 150m or so. That's the steepest course to date. They are extending the walls with a barrier similar to hockey boards.
 

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Great Canadian ingenuity there.:tup:
It takes someone getting killed for people to learn some common sense,how tragic yet how common place in this world.
 

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I like sledding and all but I'll be dammed if I'm going that fast and risking my life. But I guess he didn't ask what his country could do for him but what he could do for his country....
 

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Great Canadian ingenuity there.:tup:
Oh really?


Vancouver Olympic organizers, with the blessing of the IOC, turned to noted German engineer Udo Gergel to design this track. Gurgel's reputation is well known in Olympic circles, having mathematically engineered layouts for the three previous Winter Olympics.
A Canadian-based company, Stantec Architecture Ltd., took those numbers and created the track. One designed by the man whose previous concepts, put into proper use and followed to the letter, produced fast and competitive layouts that created a challenging, but safe, test for the athletes.
So while this track was naturally designed for speed, Gurgel's expertise and calculations, if followed precisely, could not and would not have taken this test beyond the expected limits of human ability. It was meticulously designed to allow speeds of up to 85 MPH, the number these athletes train for and are thus prepared for.
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primv=:eek:wned::hehe:
 

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I saw that and found it quite disturbing that they would show the actual impact on the Today show.

I know some people want to see that sorta thing and not that I can't handle it. But, you'd think they'd edit it for daytime as it is the death of a real person weather we knew them or not. I wonder if it was a member of the US team if it would have been aired in it's entirety?
 

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i agree... the video is disturbing to me. the guy didn't die instantly, but i dont think he even made it to the ambulance. i wonder if his helmet even held itself together after an impact like that...
 

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Great Canadian ingenuity there.:tup:
Oh really?


Vancouver Olympic organizers, with the blessing of the IOC, turned to noted German engineer Udo Gergel to design this track. Gurgel's reputation is well known in Olympic circles, having mathematically engineered layouts for the three previous Winter Olympics.
A Canadian-based company, Stantec Architecture Ltd., took those numbers and created the track. One designed by the man whose previous concepts, put into proper use and followed to the letter, produced fast and competitive layouts that created a challenging, but safe, test for the athletes.
So while this track was naturally designed for speed, Gurgel's expertise and calculations, if followed precisely, could not and would not have taken this test beyond the expected limits of human ability. It was meticulously designed to allow speeds of up to 85 MPH, the number these athletes train for and are thus prepared for.
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Oh pardon me Mr. Canada but it was still built in your country they could have said something like hey maybe that wall should be a little higher so someone doesn't get broken in half by one of those beams.I guess we'll be seeing this one on engineering disasters.I guess no one in that Canadian company that built the track thought that such an engineering genius could possibly screw up.It's such a shame a young kid had to lose his life for a shot at 15 mins of fame only to be forgotten in a year or 2.
 

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Are you for real? Wow...
 

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Are you for real? Wow...

What's the matter can't I say anything without you trying to make me look bad.For crying out loud there are allot to blame for that happening I was just poking fun at Canada to start but you have to turn it into a pissing match.It sucks the kid lost his life but they could have made the course safer.The engineers and the builders could have seen it.

Go drink a Timmy's and calm your nerves a little you uptight idiot.
 

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I think that video was in poor taste to put any show. Its bad enough that the guy died but to then put it on TV so his family can see it?!? That's just WRONG!!! They could have at least had no audio!! BONG!!! I think I will remember that sound for the rest of my life!!
 

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i couldn't agree more with DB :(
 

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Are you for real? Wow...

What's the matter can't I say anything without you trying to make me look bad.For crying out loud there are allot to blame for that happening I was just poking fun at Canada to start but you have to turn it into a pissing match.It sucks the kid lost his life but they could have made the course safer.The engineers and the builders could have seen it.

Go drink a Timmy's and calm your nerves a little you uptight idiot.
Having my Timmies right now.
Sticks and stones........ :p

I seen this accident on tv just an hour after it happened. My thoughts too, were... why would they show it?

And Prim... I was watching an American TV station.
 

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I have always said, if I gotta go, I hope a camera is pointed at me.

Being on video helps make it even more urgent the problem is solved.
 

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Better to go doing something you love, then to go at the hands of a drunk driver or a hopped up meth head.

Tragic nonetheless and definitely in poor taste to show it on tv.
 

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You could hear that aluminum upright ring when he hit and that grossed me out ...poor guy he was giving er his all he was a flyin.

How in the hell would you build a safe track for christs sakes maybe some of these know it alls could. Probably be straw bales and tires:D.

You strap in a race car, get on a race quad, get in that streetcar, get on a plane ..go to the doctor, shit can get ugly right direct.JH
 
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