Source: http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090126.wsptskier0126/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090126.wsptskier0126 ; http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2009/02/13/albrecht-recovery.html
On January 22nd, reigning world champion Swiss skier, Daniel Albrecht, lost control and crashed while skiing down the notoriously difficult Streif course in Austria while preparing for a competition. Albrecht suffered brain and lung injuries and had to be treated by medics at the site for 20minutes before being taken to a nearby hospital. There he was put into an induced coma in order to give his body time to recover.
Three weeks later and doctors have now suggested that Albrecht has not suffered any permanent damage and had full movement in all of his limbs. Albrecht has now returned to his home in Switzerland to complete his recovery.
A 25yr old burglar who broke into a house in the German Port city of Bremen was caught unawares when the householder surprised him with several blows from behind and apprehended him. The 39 year old ‘victim’ had a black belt in judo and managed to restrain the thief until police arrived.
Japanese car firm, Mitsubishi Motors have announced that they are the latest car company to withdraw from motor racing because of the global economic crisis. Mitsubishi have won the Dakar rally 12 times (including 7 consecutive victories between 2001-07).
Honda, who pulled out of Formula 1 last year
Subaru and Suzuki who have withdrawn from the World Rally Championship
and Kawasaki who are suspending its MotoGP activities.