Chris Spring still suffering sting of bobsleigh switch

Canada pilot Chris Spring and teammates Timothy Randall (right), James McNaughton (2nd left) and...

Canada pilot Chris Spring and teammates Timothy Randall (right), James McNaughton (2nd left) and Bryan Barnett (2nd right) pose during the Sochi Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor February 23, 2014. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

JAMES EMERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:01 PM ET

Chris Spring is back on Canadian soil, but his head is still in Russia.

Just days after being removed from his sled in favour of teammate and fellow-pilot Justin Kripps on Canada 3 — the ill-fated bobsleigh that crashed on the Sochi track — Spring was still dismayed in the decision intended to give Canada a better shot at the podium.

“I still feel the same way I did that day,” Spring said at the Calgary International Airport Tuesday afternoon. “I’m still disappointed in the decision that was made, I still don’t agree with the decision. But like I said that day, the coaches always have the program in mind and they made a decision based on that. We’re going to have some meetings here at the end of the year to discuss everything, and everyone will have their say.”

Spring, the 29-year-old Australian-born athlete who’s called Calgary home for the last eight years, finished 13th on Canada 1 in the four-man event, was emotional after being pulled from Canada 3 and spoke o


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