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The luge team has withdrawn I believe
Nodar Kumaritashvili, a member of the men's luge team for the nation of Georgia.
cheers for that I was a bit confused by the speed of the news bulletin.
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
very sad, just saw it on nyt... 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
that is very sad thank you for posting this one
So sad, it really took away some of the excitement about these games.
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.
That is a pretty big assumption. The games are more important?
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.
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.
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.
I think the Luge track is down for good unless the can slow it down. It's way too fast. Sad story.
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.
I heard about that. How awful. They should've taken better safety precautions before this happened.
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
They have made some changes and the men will be starting futher down, the same place the women start from.
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