Giblet wrote:The luge accident not withstanding, but that was for the most part unpredictable, although very sad.
The way everybody reacted to that made me quite proud of the FIA for once. While everybody was mudslinging and saying who's fault it was and making kneejerk changes to how the sliding events worked, the motorsport community responds to accidents in a much better fashion, by looking calmly at the evidence and finding exactly what went wrong and how it can be made safe.
On the subject of safety at the winter olympics, I was really shocked at how unsafe the downhill skiing seemed to be. There was very little consideration of safety in the course design, and the lack of protective clothing worn by the skiers was shocking. I think skiing could learn a lot from motorsports about how to take an extremely risky sport and make it relatively safe.