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Friday, 4 February 2005

Luge Cancelled

Luge test events on the track for the 2006 Turin Olympics have been called off this weekend, as a result of a number of accidents.

The International Luge Federation has asked for the track to be simplified.

The accidents included:

  • Brazil's Renato Mizoguchi injuring his head during a crash

  • Lugers from Latvia, Virgin Islands and Romania crashing at the same corner in the last few days

  • Raluca Stramaturaru, of Romania, breaking an arm Wednesday

Gaetano Coppi, president of the Italian winter sports federation, does not think that it is the track to blame; quote:

"It's not the track which must be modified ... but the criteria of the (federation) about the technical level of athletes allowed to compete..".

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