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Sochi Games Influenced By Winter Olympics Of 1932 In Lake Placid
2014-02-18 13:18:59

Michael Bezilla - Penn State Eight crashes that sent more than a dozen competitors to the hospital marred bobsled practice runs leading up to the 1932 winter Olympic games in Lake Placid, N.Y., but as dramatic as those incidents were, they also provide insight into more ordinary factors that continue to influence the Olympics, according to a Penn State researcher. "The crashes occurred on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg slide, which was specially built for the games at Lake Placid," said Peter...

2014-02-14 08:25:25

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Founders of strategic marketing agency 8fold, Jennifer LoBianco and Brad Leszczynski, who are athletes and avid fans of anything sports related, have just launched Off The Sled, a website that provides a unique look at talented and dedicated bobsled and skeleton athletes... candidly, off their sleds. "Brad and I love the Olympics and after a trip to Lake Placid this past December we saw the magnitude of it in these athletes' world,"...

2013-02-18 23:20:37

On February 17, a significant Olympic Winter Games Test Event — the final stage of the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup — successfully delivered by Sochi 2014 concluded at the Sliding Center "Sanki" in Sochi. (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 On February 17, a significant Olympic Winter Games Test Event — the final stage of the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup — successfully delivered by Sochi 2014 concluded at the Sliding Center "Sanki" in Sochi. Over 65 Sochi...

2011-12-02 01:17:08

They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built. This simulation is based on the friction levels of the runners on the ice. Now it has become possible to measure these levels accurately. These results will help build the run for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lightning fast, the sled bolts down the icy run. Will the team make it to the finish faster than their competitors? The tension in the crowd depends...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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