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
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
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
USA TODAY's Christine Brennan and Reid Cherner discuss the one-year anniversary of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili's death.
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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...
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...
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
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 attention moved from Canada to the former Soviet republic of Georgia as luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was buried in his hometown of Bakuriani....
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,"...
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 [...]
RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili was noticed: Networks’ use of luge video draws criticism Callers especially upset by airing of crash during opening ceremony By David Bauder updated 5:01 p.m. ET, Sat., Feb. 13, 2010 NEW YORK - NBC and other networks were criticized Saturday for broadcasting the disturbing video of a Georgian luger who died after flying off the track and [...]
You’ve no doubt heard about the terrible luge accident that took place before the Olympics’ opening ceremony this weekend – while on a training run, Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili was thrown off his luge and struck a support beam at about 89 mph. Sadly, his death isn’t the first time tragedy has struck the [...]