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Concussions: Players Are Suckers for Themselves

The recent spate of concussions in the NHL has prompted a question that has been occasionally raised from time to time: What would happen if a hit was so hard that somebody dies? What do Nodar Kumaritashvili, Steve Moore, and all the recent serious NHL injured people have in common? All are human. Show More Summary

Shame: VANOC puts damage control ahead of luger's needless death

Arguing semantics is an awful way to show remorse for the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the Vancouver Games. To Canadians burdened by — what's it called again? — a conscience, the way VANOC has engaged in futile damage control might be the most shameful part. Show More Summary

Vancouver celebrates one year on

12 February 2011 will mark one year to the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Ceremony, which was dedicated to the memory of the Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, who had tragicallyShow More Summary

3.0 Stance video: Christine Brennan Nodar Kumaritashvili Tiger Woods Alex Rodriguez

4 years agoSports : Game On!

USA TODAY's Christine Brennan and Reid Cherner discuss the one-year anniversary of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili's death.

Luger's father angry over coroner's report

The coroner's report on Nodar Kumaritashvili has been released, and at least one of the luger's loved ones is upset. The Georgian luger died in an accident at the Olympic track in Vancouver just hours before the Opening Ceremony. The report concluded that Kumaritashvili could not handle the difficult track at Whistler, outside of Vancouver. Show More Summary

Nodar Kumaritashvili's Father Angrily Rejects Coroner's Report

4 years agoSports : Fan House

The father of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger killed during practice before the Vancouver Olympics, angrily dismissed a coroner's report saying lack of experience played a role in his son's death. Kumaritashvili died when he lost control of his sled at nearly 90 mph, flew off the course and slammed into a steel pole. Show More Summary

Luge federation blames 'driving errors' for Olympic death

The international luge federation (FIL) released a report Monday that said "driving errors" caused the crash of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during a training run prior to the Olympics. But it was a "complex series of interreleated events" that caused the 21-year old to be launched from the track into the steel supporting beam that killed him. Show More Summary

Report into luger's death concludes "no single reason" for accident

The International Luge Federation said Monday that no single reason could be pinpointed for the cause of the accident that killed Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili on the opening day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. But in a final report into...(read more)

Vancouver Gives Family Of Luger Killed At Olympics $10,000

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A group of Vancouver business leaders has given $10,000 to the family of the luger killed on the first day of the Olympics. Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia died in a training run on Feb. 12. The Vancouver...Show More Summary

Googling For Gold: What Got Different Countries To Search For The Olympics (GOOG)

Judging by Google search traffic, Americans thought that the death of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was the most interesting event of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Which isn't all that surprising. What is surprising, though,...Show More Summary

Jacques Rogge: Death of luger will remain a legacy of Vancouver Games

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Thursday the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili will be one of the legacies of the Vancouver Games, similar to how the killing of Israeli athletes will forever be associated with the 1972...

6 Olympic Tearjerkers And Heart Warmers

The Winter Olympics has involved some heart-wrenching stories. The games started off on a tragic note when the 21-year-old Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died on impact during a training run, hours before the opening ceremony....


Earlier this month, Vancouver's Olympic luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia was killed on a course that was the steepest, fastest and ultimately most dangerous...

Dangerous or challenging?

Even before the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili just before the Games began, debate has raged over the lightning-fast track at Whistler Sliding Center. Wrecks have been frequent in training as well as competition, and more...Show More Summary

Luger's funeral held Saturday

Here's a compelling piece on the paid Nodar Kumaritashvili's family is experiencing after the 21-year-old died after slamming into a steel pole on the luge course a few hours before the opening ceremony. A small choir sang Georgian chants...Show More Summary

Olympic diary: Georgia's Kumaritashvili buried, U.S. top medals table, Russia will not contest Plushenko decision

Olympic attention moved from Canada to the former Soviet republic of Georgia as luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was buried in his hometown of Bakuriani....

Anger growing in hometown of dead luger

Hometown residents of the late Nodar Kumaritashvili are growing increasingly angry over an official investigation into the luger’s death that faults the dKumaritashvili instead of the track design, the Associated Press is reporting: “The investigation found that the 21-year-old Kumaritashvili, who had completed only 26 runs on the Whistler course, was late in coming out [...]Show More Summary

Georgian Olympic Committee blames luge track for fatal accident

The Georgian Olympic Committee on Thursday blamed the track, not the athlete for the accident that killed 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili hours before the opening of the Winter Olympics. "I exclude the possibility that Nodar was not experienced enough,"...

Whistler memorial for Georgian luger is moved

The makeshift memorial for Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger who died Feb. 12 after crashing during a practice run, is being moved to what Olympic officials call a “more reflective and calm environment.” The memorial was moved  a short distance from its original place at Whistler Medals Plaza. Whistler memorial for Georgian luger is moved is a [...]Show More Summary

Letterman Calls Olympic Official A Hypocrite!

David Letterman followed his opening-monologue jokes last night with a harsh critique of the way the Olympics official accused deceased luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili of making "a mistake." Letterman stated: “A ‘mistake’? I just wonder if it had anything to do with those exposed steel girders… Don’t blame the kid, for god’s sake. He had said to [...]

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