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Which is tougher: Bob or ballet?


A North-East bobsleigh racer has walked away from a dramatic crash at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Driver John Jackson, from Bishop Auckland, was trapped in the upturned car, while his brakeman Dan Money was thrown out onto the track.

Money, who suffered a gash on his left calf, said: "It's just one of those things ... but it's bobsleigh, you know, not ballet dancing".

Chief executive of Sadlers Wells Alistair Spalding discusses whether it is unfair for other athletes to make unfavourable comparisons with the physical rigours of ballet dancing.


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