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Canada-3 sled crashes in 4-man bobsled at Olympics

APTOPIX Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - One of Canada's three bobsleds crashed during the second run of the Olympic four-man competition.

Driver Justin Kripps, with three new brakemen in his sled, flipped on one of the curves on the Sanki Sliding Center track Saturday. The bobsled slid through several turns on its side with the team member's helmeted heads digging scarily into the ice. All four were checked by medical personnel as they climbed out of the sled, and none of the men appeared to be injured as they walked up the hill to the finish area.

On Saturday, Canada's coaches pulled brakemen Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell from Canada-1 with driver Chris Spring and put them with Kripps, who had better training times.

Canada-3 was in eighth place after the first run.

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cdrwilson February 27 2014 at 7:16 PM

that is unfare becuse they crashed :[

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cdrwilson February 27 2014 at 7:17 PM

you are right

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jpt29 February 24 2014 at 6:49 PM

See they were trying to drive down the middle. Everyone knows they never leave the left lane.

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pptincwny February 24 2014 at 5:39 PM

What no video?....cheap story

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BOB February 24 2014 at 4:51 PM

Hay, This don't feel right!! This isn't the Daytona 500

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usci1 February 24 2014 at 2:43 PM

SAFETY EQUIPMENT WORKED and LESSONS LEARNED. NAME OF THE GAME.

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Beanypops February 24 2014 at 1:54 PM

Sledding can be a dangerous sport, especially to rank amateurs. My son and I made many amateur runs at Mt. VanHovenberg near Lake Placid,NY. However, we had a professional driver and brakemen. Yes it can be said we were "playing at it". The olympic caliber sledders should be given the respect they deserve. The only difference between our runs and competition was the push start vs. the running start. I asked the driver after our first run, how fast? He said we were hitting race speeds, between 80 to 85mph. All the runs felt like riding in a tuna can in a freefall down an icy chute. Ask any world sledder about Shady Corner, Zig and Zag, and Finish Corner for some interesting commentary.

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forkliftman53 February 24 2014 at 12:16 PM

glad the commie games are over now we can get back to real news and good tv not this commie crap

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Beanypops February 24 2014 at 1:18 PM

It is mentality such as yours that is the poison which causes world conflict. Speaking of being "commie", sounds like its your way or no way, similarity there, eh? Oh, mr. redneck, do you wash more than once a month? Shut up and stop showing your ignorance. To think, I served in the military to protect your rights to spout this dribble! You disgust me.

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nick3071 February 24 2014 at 1:11 AM

They way people drive and with all the electronic distractions in the vehicle, it will soon be required to wear a helmet, not just seat belts.

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dan February 24 2014 at 9:17 AM

Well, I'll keep that in mind the next time I drive my ******* bobsled to work.

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Tommy Wayne February 24 2014 at 10:43 AM

ROTFLMAO:)

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Freddy De Joint February 24 2014 at 1:00 AM

Back to the drawing borad

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rothhammer1 February 23 2014 at 10:42 PM

I don't suppose anyone's considered putting roll bars on these things?

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