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Olympic Skeleton

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Olympic Skeleton

Olympic Skeleton

Olympic Skeleton

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NPR's Howard Berkes reports on the sport that has athletes careening down an icy track head first at up to 85 miles an hour. The sport of skeleton is making its return to the Winter Olympics after 54 years, and its top contenders insist even "normal people" can do it.