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High flyers toboggan in Greenwich —ready for Winter Games?

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:27 05 October 2010

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Carmen valino

HIGH flyers have been making the most of the snow on some of the hills around London, practicing tobogganing on the slopes by the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Wannabe toboggan stars were getting to grips with the sport in the run up to the 2010 Winter Olympics—or rather in the slide down’

Pictures: Carmen Valino

HIGH flyers have been making the most of the snow on some of the hills around London, like practicing tobogganing on the slopes by the Royal Greenwich Observatory...

Wannabe toboggan stars perhaps were getting to grips with the sport in the run up to the 2010 Winter Olympics—or rather in the slide down’ to the Vancouver Games.

Even team tobogganing’ seemed to get off the ground, as it were. But one toboggan back slider’ was taking it easy, zipping down the slope in Greenwich Park on an inflatable dinghy, each foot in different world hemispheres...

The zigzag slope (pictured), which faces the Isle of Dogs to the north, is truly a global’ venue for up-and-coming toboggan stars.

It actually runs along both sides of the Greenwich Meridian Line passing through East London, which in the mean time’ separates the western and eastern hemispheres of the word!


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