A new sport has swept through ski slopes in Russia: zorbing. In zorbing, a man is strapped inside a giant transparent inflatable ball and rolls down a mountain. Zorbing has become so popular in Russia that it is one of the symbols of next year’s Winter Olympics.
Unfortunately, zorbing led to tragedy Thursday when a ball containing two men veered off course and sailed over a rock ledge in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. One man was killed and the other badly injured.