Olympics restricted practice on deadly luge track by non-Canadians to hoard medals for the host- NY Times
In building the world’s fastest track, luge officials also made it too dangerous.
And they restricted its use for training by athletes from countries other than Canada,
in a misguided attempt to hoard medals.
It is the same reckless appropriation of the Olympic motto – Faster, Higher, Stronger – that drives athletes to enhance their chances through better if illicit chemistry."
"The Wintery Games with the Summery Smile," NY Times by Jere Longman, 2/27/10