Ski Racers Headed for Airbags (USA Today)

Austrian ski racing legend Herman Maier miraculously walked away after landing on his head in this infamous crash in the 1998 Olympic downhill.

After a spate of recent crashes resulting in head injuries to World Cup ski racers, the FIS, the sport’s governing body, is investigating new safety measures, including the possibility of airbags that would deploy when a racer falls in a high-speed event.

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