answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

newsliders.com/skeletonfatality.htm

Excerpted from The St. Petersburg Times (Russia) (10/30/01)

Bobsledder Killed

RIGA, Latvia (AP) - An alternate driver on Latvia's Olympic bobsled team was killed during a practice run when he plowed headfirst into an empty sled that had drifted into his path.

Girts Ostenieks, 33, was on a skeleton sled - a small, brakeless sled on which riders lie down with their heads at the front - traveling at about 58 kilometers per hour when a blade on the errant sled pierced his skull, officials said. He died instantly.

It was the first fatality at the Sigulda Bobsled Track, 45 kilometers northeast of the capital, Riga. The track, built when Latvia was part of the Soviet Union, is the scheduled site of the 2003 World Luge Championship.

Officials said the second vehicle belonged to the Russian women's national bobsled team, which was practicing nearby. It lost control of a four-seat sled, which slid onto the track and overturned seconds before Ostenieks sped into view."

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

8y ago

It depends what time line your thinking if you about 1900 to 2000 it would be around 235 people (remember that would be in a 1000

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

2 have died during the Olympics

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago

I heard 69 people died.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Did anyone die doing the sport skeleton?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

How do you beat level 10 on small fry?

1. You make the skeleton open the gate (he will have to walk through the flower but he can't die or be eaten) 2. Make the skeleton go into the flower again and once it closes get the blue warrior to punch it. The flower will die. Just keep doing that through the level.


What happens after a year when you die?

you turn into a skeleton


What if you did not have a skeleton?

you would be a blob on the ground and die.


How important is the skeleton?

you would die without one. be paralyzed if you don't die.


When did Vernon Sport die?

Vernon Sport died in 2008.


When corral animals die their skeleton fall to ocean floor?

Yes, whenever the corral animals die their skeleton usually fall to the ocean floor. This is because the their flesh also rot and fall off.


How many skeletons were found at Skeleton Lake?

43 because they had drowned over a period of 5 years.... do not go to skeleton lake! you might die


What are two parts of the skeletal system?

The two parts of the skeletal system are the appendicular skeleton and the axial skeleton. The axial skeleton contains the head, neck and trunk bones.The appendicular skeleton upper limbs with the pectoral girdle and the lower limbs with the pelvic girdle.


Can you die from doing a belly flop?

no you could not die by doing a belly flop.


What happen to you when you die?

It depends what religion you believe in. A dead body would rot and become a skeleton in a year at the most and the skeleton would disinigrate in 100 to 1000 years.


What happens if a crab breaks its skeleton?

They usually have problems with there back or give up and die.


When did Erik Blomqvist - sport shooter - die?

Erik Blomqvist - sport shooter - died in 1956.