Local columnist apparently an expert on luge track layout, construction and safety

In a stroke of good luck for you and your region, your local newspaper columnist is a renowned expert in a very narrow field: luge track architecture. His latest column ripped the design of the Whistler luge track at the Vancouver Olympics in the wake of the death of a competitor, calling it "an obvious accident waiting to happen" and demanding that the track designer be banned from the sport for several flaws in the layout, listing each in detail. The news comes as somewhat of a surprise considering earlier this week in his Olympic preview column he called luge "a fun, icy adventure I welcome re-discovering every four years."


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