VIDEO: Zorb ride in Russia proves deadly

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What was supposed to be a thrilling ride down a ski slope in a giant inflatable ball ended in tragedy for the two Russian men inside.

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.Zorbing

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.