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Snowboarder With 'Strong Spirit' Found After 3 Days

Julie Abrahamsen was lost in Whistler, in 'cold, but good, condition'

(Newser) - Three days lost in the "back country" around Whistler, British Columbia, have left a snowboarder "cold," but apparently no worse for the wear. Twenty-one-year-old Julie Abrahamsen was found yesterday by searchers who spotted her tracks from a helicopter, reports ABC News . "Searchers followed the trail and... More »

On Perilous Track, Officials Quick to Blame Dead Luger

Kumaritashvili's death glossed over, despite safety worries beforehand

(Newser) - When Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled and slammed into a metal pole at speeds nearing 90mph, it wasn't entirely unexpected by Olympic officials, who had privately worried that the luge track in Whistler was too fast—for four sliders in particular, one of which was Kumaritashvili. Nevertheless, notes... More »

Olympic Luger Dies Following Practice Crash

Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia lost control of his sled

(Newser) - Just hours before the opening ceremony, an Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died today after a crash during training near Vancouver. Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, lost control of his sled, went over the track wall, and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line at Whistler Sliding Center.... More »

Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
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