Once more it’s time for the Winter Olympics – one of the few sporting occasions where I actually do watch some of the events – and already the luge run has claimed its first victims. Unfortunately in this case one of those lugers has died, which is never good.
I’m always in awe of the people who do the luge, skeleton and (to a slightly lesser degree) bobsleigh. Just the concept of going down a run of solid ice on what amounts to a tea-tray with blades is scary enough, let alone actually doing it.
I hope that there’s no more fatalities in the contest.