Posts tagged “Skeleton”

Friday, 21 February 2014

Olympic Skeleton Helmets

Helmets for a Skeleton's Skull.

Helmets for a Skeleton’s Skull.

I’m not much of a sports guy. I attended a Superbowl party this year, but it was one of only 3 sports events I’d watched in the past 12 months.

But I do enjoy me some Olympics. One of my favorite things about these 2014 Sochi Games?


A relatively recent addition to the Olympics (apart from two early competitions some 50+ years ago), Skeleton is basically the luge, except you go down the track on your belly, face-first.


What’s even more awexome than the sport itself is the fact that they let the competitors customize their own helmets. This has led to some spectacular sights careening down an ice track.

I don’t want to step on anyone’s copyright toes (lame) by including images here on my website, but just click this link to do a Google Image Search for “Sochi Skeleton Helmets” —

You’ll be glad you did.

Whelp, I’m off to work now, and then this evening I’m off to Seattle to see Robb Benson and Nice Garçons! You should come to that, too! You’ll be glad you did.

Categories: Pictures.