VR Studio shows National Sliding Center's 360-degree turn track
The National Sliding Center in Yanqing is staging the bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge events at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The track is the first of its kind in the world to feature a 360-degree turn, while its length is 1,615 meters. The course has a maximum gradient of 18 percent and contains 16 curves.
One of the seven new events at the Beijing Winter Olympics is women's monobob, which is simply one-woman bobsleigh. Representing China in the first two heats this morning was Ying Qing and Huai Mingming who both did very well and sit 5th and 8th respectively, while Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. led the field.