среда, 7 марта 2012 г.

Track designer: No need for a second one

They lowered the start line, shaved the ice in some corners, and threw up safety barriers in the middle of the night.

It took a singular tragedy and nearly two weeks for the people in charge of the gleaming $105 million Whistler Sliding Center track to finally get it right. They insisted it was safe all along, even while their actions made a mockery of their words. It makes you wonder if they'll ever learn the lesson, let alone by the time the next Winter Games rolls around.

Asked whether the Whistler track was too fast, the veteran designer who drew it up told The Associated Press from Germany on Tuesday: "It is fast. As I have said before: If fast …

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