Georgian Luger Flies Off Track, Into Steel Pole and Dies Before Olympics Start

An Olympic luger crashed and died just hours before the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics today after the sled he was riding flew off the track at nearly 90 mph and flung the athlete into a steel pole. Nodar Kumaritashvili from the Republic of Georgia was training for the luge competition when the accident occured, just a few hours before the Vancouver Games were to begin, according to the International Olympic Committee. The 21-year-old lost control of his sled near the finish of...Full Story
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