Sochi Winter Olympics: Bobsleigh smashes into a course worker, breaking his legs

Rosa Khutor, Russia: A bobsleigh smashed into a course worker at the Olympic Games' Sanki sliding centre on Thursday leaving the man reportedly with both legs broken, an AFP reporter who witnessed the incident said.

The incident occurred at the start of training for the two-man bobsleigh competition when the forerunner bob, which is used to clear and test the track at the beginning of the day's schedule, hit an ice maker.

Video footage shown on the media mixed zone's monitors just minutes after the incident showed paramedics and volunteers trying to evacuate the man who was lying on track.

International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation officials refused to comment on the accident which delayed the start of the training session.

AFP

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