Olympic track worker injured when hit by bobsled

Olympic track worker injured when hit by bobsled

Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; General view of the Sanki Sliding Center prior to doubles luge during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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by JEFF ZILLGITT / USA TODAY Sports

NWCN.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:40 AM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- A fore-runner struck a track worker just before the start of men's two-man bobsled training Thursday at Sanki Sliding Center.

Fore-runners slide down the track before training or competition begins.

The accident occurred near the finish, but officials hadn't released any details of how it occurred or the worker's identity. The first heats of women's skeleton ended about 90 minutes prior to the accident.

The worker was taken away in an ambulance.

During breaks in training and competition, a track announcer normally says, "Sled on the tracks," to alert everyone that a sled will be descending.

The start of training for two-man bobsled was delayed.

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