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Olympics: Bobsleigh 'breaks legs' of worker in track crash, training delayed

Published on Feb 13, 2014 10:43 PM

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AFP) - A bobsleigh smashed into a course worker at the Olympic Games' Sanki sliding centre on Thursday leaving the man reportedly with both legs broken, an AFP reporter who witnessed the incident said.

The incident occurred at the start of training for the two-man bobsleigh competition when the forerunner bob, which is used to clear and test the track at the beginning of the day's schedule, hit a track worker.

Video footage shown on the media mixed zone's monitors just minutes after the incident showed paramedics and volunteers trying to evacuate the man who was lying on track.

Sochi officials later confirmed the incident which took place between the exit of the final curve and the finish line and that training had been delayed.

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