Photos from Lindsey Vonn’s ‘scary’ crash at Alpine Worlds

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When Lindsey Vonn’s ‘scary’ crash happened at the Alpine World Championships in Austria, it was a sight that’s familiar to most skies. But that doesn’t make it any less shocking.

Tina Maze, who eventually won Tuesday’s super-G, saw Vonn’s fall from the bottom of the slope. This was her reaction.

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Vonn’s sister, Laura Kildow, also saw it from below.

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(Photo credit: Kerstin Joensson /AP)

Vonn would later be airlifted to the hospital.

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Per Alex Goldberger of NBC, doctors confirmed a significant ligament injury that will require surgery.

Game of Thrones turns to javelin throw (video)

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In the Olympics, the javelin has turned into one of the most diverse events.

Recently, Olympic and world medalists have come from not only the traditional European powers, but also China, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

Now, Game of Thrones has entered the mix. In the HBO series’ sixth episode of its seventh season that debuted Sunday night — titled “Beyond the Wall” — a battle scene takes place on a frozen lake.

The full scene comes at about the 54-minute mark of the episode on HBO’s site here.

In it, a character named the “Night King” kills a dragon with what appears to be an icy spear, perfectly launched in javelin-throw fashion.

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Swimmer holds minute of silence for Barcelona as race goes on (video)

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Fernando Alvarez, a Spanish swimmer born in 1946, leaned over his starting block for his 200m breaststroke heat in the age 70-74 division at the FINA World Masters Championships on Saturday.

But as everybody else dived into the pool in Budapest, Alvarez stood up above lane 4.

There he remained, reportedly observing a full minute of silence for last week’s Barcelona terror attacks that killed at least 15 and injured more than 100.

Before his race, Alvarez reportedly petitioned FINA for an official minute of silence, but swimming’s international governing body said there was no time to fit it into that session’s schedule, according to Spanish media.

Alvarez did eventually dive into the pool but was given no time in official results.

FINA has not responded to a request for comment.

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