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Luge, Sochi officials agree on slower track in 2014

india Updated: Feb 17, 2010 00:23 IST
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The international luge federation and Sochi organizers have agreed on a slower track for the 2014 Olympics, reducing the risk of the kind of fatal accident that marred the start of the Vancouver Games.

Federation secretary general Svein Romstad said in an interview with Associated Press Television News he has met with Russian organizers of the next Winter Olympics and is confident that a slower track will be constructed in Sochi, a Black Sea resort. “We already have agreement with them to construct a track where we are very comfortable that the speed is going to be lower,” Romstad said. The track is “still going to be high speed, but it is going to be lower.”

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