Slovenia may sue Vancouver Olympic organizers in wake of cross-country ski injury

Feb 19, 2010 Full story: Regina Leader Post

The Slovenian Olympic Committee is considering legal action against the 2010 Winter Olympics organizing committee because of inadequate safety precautions that resulted in a serious injury to cross-country skier Petra Majdic.

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marko

Ljubljana, Slovenia

#1 Feb 20, 2010
Petra is the best. we, slovenians, are proud of you. you really showed that everything is possible, if you want make it. bravo petra, slovenci smo ponosni nate

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#2 Feb 20, 2010
It seems to me, there are way too many kicks at these Olympics, first one of the fire columns malfunctioned, Slovenian petra skids into a ditch, where was any barrier ?
People are fenced behind barbed wire to view the flames.
There´s no transportation, buses, to drive sportsmen out of that village.
Georgian gets killed because some dumb Canuck decided to make the track too difficult.
Biathlon competitions is in chaos. Competitors are allowed to leave late, some even earlier.
Perhaps, you Canucks should have organized fishing in Newfie province instead ?
Graham

Canterbury, UK

#3 Feb 21, 2010
Firstly I am neither Canadian or Slovenian, but feel I must comment on your remark about the Canadians, to say it was a Canadian designer that designed the Louge track is an assumption, you dont know that, but every track has to be passed by the FIL (International Louge Federation), their office is based in Germany, and on the board there are Germans, Austrians, Swiss, but no mention of Canadians that I can find, there have also been deaths in other Winter Olympics in the past perhaps you would like to blame the Canadians for that as well. I notice you make no comment of the Sour Grapes complaint made by the Americans against the British Skeleton Gold Medal winner about the design of her Helmet whish had already been passed by the International Olympic Committee. The opening show was one of the best I have ever seen the work that went into it was phenomenal and to complain about one bit that did not work is extremely petty. These atheletes that are competing are at the top of their game and unfortunately in all sports accidents do happen for crying out loud stop with the blame culture and support these men and women and enjoy the spectacle of the sport.
Pesky army wrote:
It seems to me, there are way too many kicks at these Olympics, first one of the fire columns malfunctioned, Slovenian petra skids into a ditch, where was any barrier ?
People are fenced behind barbed wire to view the flames.
There´s no transportation, buses, to drive sportsmen out of that village.
Georgian gets killed because some dumb Canuck decided to make the track too difficult.
Biathlon competitions is in chaos. Competitors are allowed to leave late, some even earlier.
Perhaps, you Canucks should have organized fishing in Newfie province instead ?

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

Since: Jan 10

Loved everywhere

#4 Feb 21, 2010
graham,

the opening was one of the best ?
what channel were you watching,
perhaps, kilted scots throwing a plank of wood ?
If I may tune you in ?
Last 40 years no athlete got killed.
Yes, accidents happen, way too many kicks in Vancouver for my liking.
just re-read my posting, then comment if you will.

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