Rosen: No fear of Vancouver track

British luge slider Adam Rosen insists he doesn't fear the Olympic track in Whistler - despite a horror crash there just a few weeks ago.

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Rosen saw his World Cup season curtailed after the spill, which occurred during a training weekend last year.

It was a major blow for the American-based slider, who last year recorded a sixth place at the World Cup event in Calgary - the best-ever result by a British slider, eclipsing the previous best of 13th by Nick Ovett, brother of Olympic middle distance legend Steve.

"The track in Whistler is a monster but it's a fantastic challenge. Despite that crash, I can't wait to get back to Canada and get back to action," said Rosen.

"Since that accident I've had to undergo a lot of rehabilitation work to get myself back into shape. 

"It's been hard, but the one thing that's always kept me going has been a determination to be part of Team GB at the Games."

Rosen, who works for the New York Civil Air Patrol, finished 16th on his Olympic debut in Turin but is staying quiet on his ambitions for Vancouver.

"After competing at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, I was desperate to get back to the Olympic environment in 2010," he added. 

"I learned a lot four years ago, and feel I've improved as an athlete, and that I've picked up a lot of valuable experience. 

"I'm keeping my goal to myself, but it's enough to say that I want to make sure I show my best form at this, the biggest event in sport."

Luge – World Cup Torino:

Men's 1st Run - Saturday 7.30am LIVE on British Eurosport 2 (Sky 411 / Virgin 525) and Eurosport Player.

Men's 2nd Run - Saturday 9.45am LIVE on British Eurosport 2 (Sky 411 / Virgin 525) and Eurosport Player.

Women's 1st Run - Sunday 8am LIVE on British Eurosport 2 (Sky 411 / Virgin 525) and Eurosport Player.

Women's 2nd Run - Sunday 11.30am LIVE on British Eurosport 2 (Sky 411 / Virgin 525) and Eurosport Player.

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