Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.
In skeleton, the headfirst Olympic sledding sport, the opportunity for unlimited training on the track can be a huge advantage. But Canadian Olympians who had such access believe it was bad for their brains.
Not long ago, Pavle Jovanovic was among the world’s top bobsledders. In retirement, he battled mental illness and substance abuse. Were brain injuries the cause of his demise and that of others in his sport?