Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki

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Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki (or Kay-Skrzypeski) (1909[1] – 23 January 1964[2]) was a Polish-born British luge racer.

Kay-Skrzypecki was a former pilot in the Royal Air Force.[3] He died during one of the training runs for the first Olympic luge competition at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.[4] Three days later, on 26 January 1964, Australian downhill skier Ross Milne also died.[4][5] The Opening Ceremonies of the Games were held on 29 January 1964.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Igrzyska śmierci. Oni stracili życie na olimpijskich arenach" (in Polish). sport.tvn24.pl. 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle, Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Greenwood Press, 2004, ISBN 0-313-32278-3, p. 346.
  3. ^ "Flashback to Luge's 1964 Debut" winterolympics.si.com (Retrieved on 17 February 2010)
  4. ^ a b Judd, Ron C. (2009). The Winter Olympics: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore and The Games. The Mountaineers Books. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-59485-063-9. 
  5. ^ a b John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle, Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Greenwood Press, 2004, ISBN 0-313-32278-3, p. 347.