Severe flooding has killed at least 180 people in Germany and Belgium over the last weekend, and the structural damage in the region is devastating.
Damages include the destruction of the legendary Königssee sliding track that plays hosts to numerous World Cup events annually. The track is 50 years old, and the German athletes who call the track home are obviously devastated by the news.
Königssee was set to host the World Cup bobsled and skeleton events on December 4th and 5th, and the World Cup luge on Jan 1st and 2nd, but those events are now in jeopardy.
It’s such a tragedy that the historic track was destroyed, but here’s to hoping the track can be rebuilt and that sliding sports can continue at Königssee for years to come.
Check out this incredible POV skeleton run from earlier this year on the track.
Photos Courtesy: @bpol_sport