International Olympic Committee has asked the organizing committee "Sochi-2014" to give particular attention to security bobsleigh track, which has yet to be designed and built in Sochi. Bobsleigh track must meet all safety standards. According to the President of IOC, the risk in some sports will always be present, it is an objective reality, but the problem runs builders and organizers of the competition - to minimize its effects.
IOC President Jacques Rogge praised the level of organization of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, despite the tragic death of Georgian sanochnika day opening ceremony.
Nodar Kumaritashvili died during training sessions before the opening of the Games-2010. 21-year-old athlete lost control of the sled at a speed of 150 km per hour and flew over the track and badly hit the metal limiter. Georgian athlete died from injuries in hospital.
February 18, received during a training launch a head injury from combat has left Swiss athlete, leader of the general set-off World Cup bobsled among deuces Beat Hefte. On the same day in training in Whistler accident suffered a second Swiss crew. JГјrg Egger on a stretcher, carried off the track and taken to the hospital. Athlete recovered only after more than ten minutes, was connected to a respirator.
February 20 Swiss bobsleist Daniel Schmid said the refusal to participate in the Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver.
According to him, bobsleigh track in Whistler is very dangerous, and someone has to break the chain of accidents. This trail does not forgive mistakes ... According to Briton Andy Schmid, increases the risk of accidents lack of time provided to athletes for training sessions. In total since the start of the Olympics on the road occurred about 20 accidents sanochnikov and bobsleistov. As a result of the Games-2010 will discuss the strengthening of security measures, and if necessary, the rules will be revised.
Russia Sochi won the right to take following the Olympic Winter Games three years ago, beating Salzburg in Austria and South Korea's Pyeongchang.