Saturday, February 20, 2010

More Pointy Hat Chat

I know f*ck all about skelton racing, but seeing as I now own a pointy hat, I quite enjoyed reading the following:

The US had claimed ridges on Williams' helmet gave her an illegal aerodynamic advantage.
International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) jury president Wolfgang Strauss said the helmet's manufacturer confirmed the ridges, or spoilers, "are an integral part of the helmet". Canada then lodged a second complaint after Williams' winning run on Friday but that too was thrown out. Williams' gold is Britain's first at a Winter Olympics since Scot Rhona Martin led the curling team to victory in 2002, and the nation's ninth gold in total.