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Crashes and wipeouts at the Winter Olympics

Philippe Marquis of Canada crashes in the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Moguls Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Epic crashes and wipeouts at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

With the high-speed nature of many Winter Olympic sports, on-course crashes can be dangerous. Or even deadly, as in the case of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run at the 2010 Winter Games.

Thankfully, most Olympic wipeouts are far less serious. However, in the high-intensity world of the Winter Games, which come along only once every four years, nothing will derail an athlete’s chances of a place on the podium faster than a crash. Here is a look at some of the more epic crashes and wipeouts we’ve seen at the PyeongChang Winter Games so far.