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German sledders dare to be bare

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:53

Feb 22 - Competitors brave freezing temperatures for the third annual Naked Sledding competition in Braunlage, Germany. Tara Cleary reports.

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Wearing only underpants and shoes, a group of intrepid Germans takes to the slopes in below freezing temperatures. A warmly dressed crowd of around 17,000 was on hand to cheer on the 26 sledders. SOUNDBITE: Naked sledding competitor, Yvonne Pessel, saying (German): "Ice cold but it was fun. I want to do it again." SOUNDBITE: Naked sledding competitor, Mark Schaefer, saying (German): "It was tough while I did it, but now it's just pure adrenaline." And as with most competitions, there was a winner and a prize - a cheque for 1,000 euros. To the unadorned delight of the champion. Tara Cleary, Reuters.

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German sledders dare to be bare

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:53