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The 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin will bring us a new sport that offers hope to countries that have typically not been prominent in the winter sports. Shades of Jamaica’s bobsledders once again! The new sport is called “Skeleton” and it involves a running start, then leaping onto a metal sled, and then hurtling headfirst down an icy bobsled track at speeds of approximately 120 kph.
Being a new sport, how can the non-winter sports countries match the traditional ones? The answer is talent identification—and the reason should be …