Death of a young Olympian

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

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