The IOC is lucky they are considered immune to lawsuits. But more than that, I was amazed to find out the track has been in use for over two years. You mean to say no one ever wrecked at that point of the course so that competitors, organizers and owners might get to thinking those posts are a catastrophe waiting to happen?!!?
I'll know if I came sliding through there at over 80mph, I'd start thinking about them! And padding would not be satisfactory at those speeds.
Nodar himself had done the run 26 times before. It was impossible to foresee the accident, and it may never happen again. But for public relations alone they had to change to a safer start.