Aussie Bobsledder Crashes on Track Where Luger Died

Duncan Harvey hospitalized with injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 18, 2010 6:43 AM CST
Aussie Bobsledder Crashes on Track Where Luger Died
The Dutch bobsled NED-1, piloted by Edwin van Calker, crashes during a men's two-man bobsled training run at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.   (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

An Australian bobsled pusher was hospitalized late last night following a crash on the same track where Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died last Friday. Duncan Harvey was conscious and not believed to have sustained serious injuries in his crash on the first night of training for the Olympic two-man competition. Harvey and pilot Chris Spring were among at least seven sleds to crash during yesterday's training session. Spring suffered a cut lip.

This is Harvey's first Olympics, and he has said it completes a childhood ambition. The 29-year-old is in his third season as a member of the Australian team, after switching over from several years as one of the nation's top 110-meter hurdlers. Competition in two-man bobsled begins Saturday. (Read more Duncan Harvey stories.)

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