Funny and Stupid Ideas: 16 January 2007
After losing a bet with his physiotherapist, Austrian World Cup skier Rainer Schoenfelder went on a naked ski run on Wednesday alongside the famed Lauberhorn downhill course.
The 29-year-old Austrian skier vowed to ski naked if his pains had lessened by Wednesday morning. Schoenfelder hurt his neck and back in a crash last week and lost the bet with his physiotherapist, who had been treating his injuries.
The two-time Olympic bronze medalist was also photographed wearing only yellow boots and an orange helmet and gloves.
According to AP reports, Schoenfelder said, "Somehow I didn't notice the photographer. It was an internal bet and of course the whole thing wasn't planned for the public."
"I am happy, though, that the pains have eased up and that it was not cold when I honored my debt," he added.