March 1, 2012 7:00 PM | By Ian Harrison, MSN Sports
Most dangerous jobs in sports

Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton Racer



Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton Racer - Most dangerous jobs in sports
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Talk about a slippery situation on thin ice. Sliding sports offer all kinds of chances for danger and disaster, a fact that was hammered home by the tragic death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the 2010 Winter Olympics. With mere fractions of a second often the difference between victory and defeats, racers wear precious little padding under their aerodynamic suits, hoping for any advantage. But when crashes occur, the consequences are often serious: Canada's four-man bobsled team were fortunate to escape alive when their sled disintegrated after a high-speed accident at a World Cup race in Germany last month.

* Video: Canada pulls out of World Cup event after bobsled crash

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