Luge event won't be moving

By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

CALGARY — The Whistler Sliding Centre has been closed while coroners investigate the death of a 21-year-old luger in an Olympic training run, but the sliders scheduled to compete in the Games are staying put.

Just hours after the track at Whistler was closed to investigate the horrific crash that killed Georgia’s Nodar Kumaritashvili Friday morning, a representative of WinSport Canada — which oversees Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park — insisted there’s been no conversations about moving the luge, bobsled and skeleton events to the 1988 Olympic track, whic is still used for World Cup events.

”It’s not even being contemplated. I wouldn’t know if our track in in Olympic shape right now (because) it hasn’t even been talked about,” said Tracy Cobb, WinSport Canada’s national director of communications. “It’s not even a suggestion on the table that I’ve heard of, so I can’t imagine it happening.”

The track hosted the Alberta Bobsleigh Association Provincial Championships last week and has played host to the Alberta Skeleton Association Provincial Championships this week.

wes.gilbertson@sunmedia.ca


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