Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili Dies in Olympic Accident

February 12, 2010

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Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili from the country of Georgia died when he crashed during a practice run, flew off the course, and hit an unpadded steel pole.

Since luge is my favorite Olympic sport, this news hits me hard.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Rest in peace.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Evan @ 40Tech
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 18:04:28

    I’m sure there’s going to be a long look at that course, where the pole was, etc. Very sad news.
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  2. kosmo
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 22:08:14

    or why the pole wasn’t padded. Although, after seeing the video, I’m not sure that it would have mattered much. He took some good shots before he left the track.


  3. Martin Kelly
    Feb 13, 2010 @ 18:06:47

    Luge is one of my favorites, too. I appriciate that the news had to show video of the accident, and I am glad they cut if off before he hit the pole, it is still a terrible sight.

    This morning it was announced that they were going to move the starting gate lower on the course so that the racers would not get up to max speed. That will reduce the excitement, but will obviously be safer.

    My thoughts and prayers also go out to his family, his nation and his fellow lugers. My all of the olympians compete safely.


  4. kosmo
    Feb 14, 2010 @ 00:36:31

    Some networks did show him hitting the pole.


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