How Can Anyone Survive This?S

In our continued series of Olympic investigations, pure in-depth sports analysis, we wonder today: How does the thing happening in the above picture not kill you? You're traveling 70mph and landing on ice. Plus: pointy things!

Look, we're no doctors or physicists (at least not professionally), but it seems to us that it's a miracle that every one of last night's Women's Downhill crashers were able to just get up and walk off the course. Old man Tim Ryan was equally amazed, and he's seen it all! Apparently officials have decided to lower that last jump on the course, because it was just too insane. More insane? That these people didn't die.

How Can Anyone Survive This?S

How Can Anyone Survive This?S

How Can Anyone Survive This?S

How Can Anyone Survive This?S

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