Brazil four-man bobsled team crashes again

Updated: February 25, 2006, 1:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CESANA, Italy -- Brazil's four-man bobsled team crashed again Saturday on the speedy track at the Turin Olympics.

The Brazilians tipped over and slid through several curves upside down. As the sled reached the bottom of the 19-curve course, it continued to slide and track workers had to wait several seconds before reaching the crew.

All four climbed out of the sled and appeared unharmed.

On Friday, the Brazilians tipped on their side near the bottom of the course and driver Ricardo Raschini was unable to get Brazil-1 back on its front runners.

Earlier this week, Brazilian sledder Armando dos Santos was sent home from the games after testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone. He tested positive in an out-of-competition test on Jan. 3.

Brazil is the only tropical nation in the two-day competition.

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