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Luge worlds feature new safety measures

Luge worlds feature new safety measures

A year after a Georgian luger's fatal crash at the Vancouver Olympics, new safety measures have been implemented for this weekend's world championships in Italy.
The track in Cesana was built for the 2006 Turin Olympics and is more technical than the one in Vancouver. It has high speeds of about 135 kph (84 mph), compared to beyond 153 kph (95 mph) in Whistler.
The International Luge Federation (FIL) asked local organizers to extend the track walls on several curves.
Two-time Olympic champion Armin Zoeggeler says "everything has been prepared in terms of security" but "there are always risks."
Nodar Kumaritashvili died after a training crash on the slick Whistler track hours before the Vancouver opening ceremony.


Updated : 2020-12-01 14:23 GMT+08:00