Russia promises a safe luge track for Sochi games
The Russian Cabinet member responsible for preparations for the
2014 Sochi Games has reassured visiting International Olympic
Committee officials that the luge and bobsled track will be
Russia is anxious to ease concerns following the death of a
Georgian luger on a practice run during the Vancouver Games in
Dmitry Kozak says an Austrian company hired to study the
blueprints has confirmed that the track conforms to safety
standards. But changes can still be made once construction begins
if experts consider them necessary.
Kozak spoke Thursday as an IOC commission wrapped up its first
inspection tour since the Vancouver Olympics. The commission’s
chairman said Wednesday they were “on most accounts very
satisfied” with the preparations.