German speedskater misses race because of turned-off cell phone

Posted: February 25, 2010 in Sports & Entertainment

A lesson to all Olympic alternates out there: Leave your cell phone on when it’s time for your race.

German speedskater Patrick Beckert missed out on a chance to compete in the Olympics because his cell phone was turned off prior to the start of Wednesday’s 1,000m competition. Officials were trying to contact the 19-year old, who was the fourth alternate in the race. (see the rest)

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