After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deaths

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CALGARY, Alberta -- Police say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Calgary police said Saturday that emergency crews received a call from an employee at the WinSport Canada facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 a.m. after a report of several injured people on a closed track.

Insp. Kelly Campbell says that part way down the track the male teenagers hit a large gate that's used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks.

Police are investigating how they entered the property.

WinSport Canada owns and operates Canada Olympic Park, which hosted events during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Several World Cup events are held at the site as well.

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