A switched-off mobile phone spelt the end of speed skater Patrick Beckert’s Olympic dream.[Previous TGIS]
As an Olympic substitute he would have been able to take the place of Italy’s injured athlete Enrico Fabris in the 1,000-metre event.
But at the crucial moment the 19-year-old couldn’t be contacted because his mobile was switched off!
Beckert was substitute number four. The three other athletes were also unreachable.
26 February 2010
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (259)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Bild (via Deadspin) (from Thursday, February 25; link good at time of posting):