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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...

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

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....

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,"...

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 [...]

The Quick 8: 8 Other Olympic Tragedies

6 years agoHumor : mental_floss

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 [...]

Malware Peddlers Look to Exploit Olympic Luge Tragedy

Being the rubberneckers that we are, interest in video of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s fatal luge accident at the Winter Olympics has remained high over the past few days, dominating Google Trends. But malware peddlers have quickly caughtShow More Summary

Nodar Kumaritashvili Was "Scared" Of Olympic Luge Course [Vancouver 2010]

6 years agoSports : Deadspin

The Georgian luger told his father before he died that he was "scared of one of the turns," but the luge federation says it's not the track's fault that he failed to "compensate properly" after a bad curve. Awesome. [WSJ/ESPN/DMN]

Really, Olympics? Really?

6 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Within 24 hours of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death on the Olympic luge track, two things had happened. First, the International Olympic Committee started making changes to the track. Lugers had been complaining for months that the track was too fast, and there had been an inordinate number of accidents in training runs. Show More Summary

IOC and FIL dishonor luger who died in accident

The International Olympic Committee is a joke. So is the International Luge Federation. Each organization dishonored Nodar Kumaritashvili less than 24 hours after the 21-year-old died in a tragic sliding accident, when the FIL blamed...Show More Summary

Luger who died told father he was terrified of Whistler track

The day before he died, luger Nodar Kumaritashvili spoke to his father by phone and said he was terrified of the track at the Whistler Sliding Center. David Kumaritashvili gave an interview Sunday outside his house in the Georgian mountain town of Bakuriani, recounting one of the last conversations he had with his 21-year-old son. Show More Summary

Raw footage of Olympic Luge accident

6 years agoLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

Shocking raw footage of the fatal Olympic Luge accident that took Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili’s life. GRAPHIC I couldn’t watch it, I started but had to cover my eyes. Do you think this is too greusome for...

NBC Shelves Accident Footage

NBC decided Saturday night not to replay the video of Nodar Kumaritashvili, a luge athlete from the Republic of Georgia who died Friday during a training run.

New Challenges Await on Adjusted Luge Course

The modifications made to the Whistler Sliding Center after the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili after a crash during a training run presents luge sliders with a new set of challenges that include slower race speeds.

Luger's Death Caused By "Human Error"

Friday's accidental death of Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was not caused by the track, according to Olympic officials. The International Luge Federation and Olympic officials have stated the deadly accident was a result of "human error" because the Georgian luger, traveling almost 90 mph, was late coming out of the second to last turn and [...]

Luge track modified for men and women

In the wake of the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, organizers moved the starting line for Saturday's men's luge competition down the track to the women's starting position and made other changes to ensure safety of the competitors. International...

Google Pulls Olympic Luge Logo After Backlash

Google posted a Vancouver Winter Olympics-themed search page logo featuring a luge athlete this morning just one day after 21-year old Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili died while practicing on the world’s longest luge drop.The logo was replaced with a similar one depicting a snowboarder instead of a luger. Show More Summary

Should NBC have shown video of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death?

When NBC kicked off its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics on Friday night it was with a much different introduction than originally planned. The network came to air at 7:30 p.m. ET with a somber intro from Bob Costas and Matt Lauer which detailed the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvil earlier in the day. Show More Summary

Hypocrites: Luge officials say track is fine, yet lower start anyway

Hours after determining that driver error, not unsafe track conditions, led to the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, International luge officials including Svein Romstad (above) have decided to lower the start of all luge runs at Whistler Sliding Center. Show More Summary

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