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NRL boss breaks collarbone in ski fall

17/02/2010 08:11:32 PM Comments (0)

NRL boss David Gallop cut an impassive figure on Tuesday morning as he looked at messages on his Blackberry while waiting to get his gear sorted for a day on the slopes at Canada's No.1 rated ski resort Whistler-Blackcomb.

A few hours later he cut a much more forlorn one as he left the mountain with a broken collarbone after a skiing accident.

The NRL issued a statement saying Gallop was able to leave hospital and would be back in Sydney by the end of the week where he expects to return to his normal duties immediately.

Perhaps Gallop was just another victim of what is panning out to be something of a cursed event.

A death on the luge track, rain, warm weather and organisational difficulties are turning what should have been the golden Games into something of a tarnished one.

Gallop's intention wasn't even to ride the slopes on Tuesday, rather he was at the mountain to watch some alpine skiing.

Alas, like a number of other events in Vancouver, the super combined was postponed, at least this time due to the snow rather than anything else.

Gallop was a guest of Foxtel and BC Tourism, along with AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick and a number of US and Australian broadcasting executives.

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