There is a contrarian view about the death of the young Georgian at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver during a trial run in his bobsled.
The track was said to be too fast.
But a larger question is why the hell racing a sled down a supped up slide is an Olympic sport at all. The Greek origin of the Olympics was a celebration of the human body and its ability to surpass routine physical capacities to prove what the spirit of man could do.
What the hell does racing on a sled have to do with the human body — except to show that through bravery, it can be exposed to destruction?03/03/2010