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Faster, higher… deader

ANOTHER professional skier died this month, and little is being done to make the sport safer. Author, journalist and Olympian LAURA ROBINSON* comments on sports officials’ tendencies to put the fight for new viewers by making the sports more dangerous and exciting above the safety of the athletes.

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“I think they are pushing it a little too much. To what extent are we just little lemmings that they just throw down a track and we’re crash-test dummies? I mean, this is our lives.”

Hanna Campbell-Pegg,
Australian Luge Team, Vancouver 2010 Olympics just before Georgian luger Nodor Kumaritashvili died on the same course Continue reading

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The Vancouver Olympics and John Furlong’s sins of omission

Author, journalist and Olympian LAURA ROBINSON* takes us further into the discussions of the legacy of the Vancouver Games with a look behind the biography of John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee and into what information on the 2010 Winter Games and his personal background made it to the book and what did not. Continue reading

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