Thursday, January 27, 2005

Belly-flopping for Iraq

I've never written the word "belly-flopping" before in my life.

Iraqi Faisel Ghazi Faisel is training for the skeleton in Lake Placid. His goal is to be Iraq's first competitor at the Winter Olympics in 2006.

Of course, Irish people remember the skeleton because it was in the 2002 skeleton that Clifton Wrottesley just missed winning Ireland's first ever Winter Olympics medal when he finished 4th.