Ghosts in Latvia's fastest graveyard

  • 1999-02-04
  • Katya Cengel
Katya Cengel recently visited the bobsled and luge track in Sigulda to rub elbows with Latvia's top athletes, teenagers in their underwear and everyone else who has slid down the slippery slope.In 1986, the first, and only bobsled run in the Soviet Union was built in Sigulda, Latvia."It was designed by Germans, built by Yugoslavians, paid for by Russians and used by Latvians," said Guntis Maksis, the track's current ice manager, better known as Mad Max.While Sigulda may be affectionately referred to as the Latvian Switzerland, its hills are still small. They are so unimpressive that the tra...
 
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