All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ski accident’

Olga Filkin, 44, Dies In Tragic Ski Lift Accident

Olga Filkin, a 44-year old Brooklyn woman, has been identified as the victim in a bizarre ski lift accident in the Catskills on Sunday. Filkin was reportedly on the chair lift alone on Sunday afternoon when she fell roughly 25 feet on Hunter Mountain; authorities believe one of her skis got caught on a lift support pole, which pulled her …

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Sarah Burke’s Memory Lives On Despite Sticker Ban

Torah Bright, an Australian snowboarder, was banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from wearing a memorial sticker of her friend’s name on her helmet during competition. The sticker was worn to honor Canadian skier, Sarah Burke, who died while training back in 2012. According to the IOC spokesperson Mark Adams, the Olympics is an inappropriate place to mourn, as …

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Lindsey Vonn Airlifted After Horrific Mountain Crash

Lindsey Vonn has been airlifted out of the super-G race in Austria today after sustaining injuries in a crash. The 28-year old reportedly landed on the side of one ski after a jump and it threw her off balance. Details are sketchy as of now, but early reports say she may have a bad injury to her knee. Unfortunately for …

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