Bobsled Injures Olympic Track Worker

By TOM WITHERS | February 14, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach says a track worker struck by a bobsled at the Sanki Sliding Center suffered a broken leg and “maybe a concussion.”

The worker was hit by a forerunning sled in the braking area near the finish line on the track being used for sliding races at the Sochi Olympics, just before the start of Thursday’s two-man bobsled training.

Bach says “we still do not know why he was in this zone and exactly what happened. The information we have so far is that he has a broken leg and maybe a concussion. We are following up on this matter.”

The session was delayed for about 35 minutes before getting underway. Officials at the track did not immediately release any information about the worker’s condition, though an ambulance was seen leaving the track shortly after the incident.

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