Someone has died in the Winter Olympics..

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  1. Sa Toya profile image70
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    A luge accident in training...can't remember the team, just saw the news broadcast...it went by very fast....

    The luge team has withdrawn I believe

  2. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Nodar Kumaritashvili, a member of the men's luge team for the nation of Georgia.

  3. Sa Toya profile image70
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    sad very sad

    cheers for that I was a bit confused by the speed of the news bulletin.

  4. ASHWINSPGA profile image61
    ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years ago

    Thats sad. Well if its time to go its time to go. Is there a site where we can offer our condolence?
    thank you for bringing this to our notice Sa Toya

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    very sad, just saw it on nyt... sad he lost control and was propelled over the track wall and hit his head on a steel pole near the finish line.

    here is the article link;

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/sport … ge.html?hp

  6. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    that is very sad thank you for posting this one

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    So sad, it really took away some of the excitement about these games.

  8. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    This is very sad but I'll bet he would still want it to be an exciting Olympics. I'm sure he would want to be remembered as a great competitor and not let this tragety ruin the games.smile

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is a pretty big assumption. The games are more important?

      hmm

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, I think it's a correct assumption.

        Olympians work hard and long to get to the Olympics and I'm sure he was no exception.

        They are not blaming the track for the accident saying he just lost control of his sled.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I agree. They were just wondering if the Georgian athletes will march into the stadium. I hope they do, it would be a great tribute to him.

    1. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What they need now is an emotional lift and I hope they get some help from the other atheletes as well! It would be a shame if they didn't.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I think you're right, sneaks. he died living his passion.
    may this young athlete rest in peace.
    I hope also the Georgian athletes march in, as a tribute. 
    the emotional lift will be there, I'm sure. probably more vigilance also. should be very exciting games this year.

  11. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I think the Luge track is down for good unless the can slow it down. It's way too fast. Sad story.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They paid tribute to the luger in the opening ceremonies. There were a couple of very touching moments; when the Georgian athletes walked in and when there was 1 minute of silence.

  13. lovelypaper profile image64
    lovelypaperposted 8 years ago

    I heard about that. How awful. They should've taken better safety precautions before this happened.

  14. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    That's tragic. Do they wear helmets in that sport?

  15. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    yes, they do wear helmets, there were complaints that the track was just too fast.  he was only 21, not quite as experienced as some of the others. it's so dangerous.
    I just read that they're reopening the track...!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … SnRlvCc_dc

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    They have made some changes and the men will be starting futher down, the same place the women start from.

  17. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    the video of it is brutal

 
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