Olympics, Summer

Nodar Kumaritashvili killed during Vancouver Olympics luge training run

2/12/10 in Olympics, Summer   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian luger, has died this morning after suffering a horrific crash during a luge training run in Whistler. Kumaritashvili popped over the wall and slammed into a steel pole at about 90mph. Kumaritashvili received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at the scene but passed away.

This is the first death at the Winter Olympics since 1964.
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