Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia trains at the Whistler Sliding Centre ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 10, 2010. Inset image shows the Whistler Sliding Centre. (Getty Images | Inset from journalofcommerce.com) Olympian Nodar Kumaritashvili's death while training for the luge at the Whistler Sliding Centre has many at the Winter Games questioning the safety of the track, which has a top speed of 93 mph. And it isn't the first time the track has been called unsafe...Read Full Story
In the wake of the horrific crash that claimed the life of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Nodar Kumaritashvili video has been pulled down from YouTube and many other sites. This is partly due to a copyright claim by the IOC, and partly -- we imagine -- out of decorum. The video showed the 21-year-old man flying out of his luge in Turn 16 of the Whistler course, slamming into an unpadded steel pole at nearly 90 mph. Medical personnel attempted to resuscitate the athlete, but...Read Full Story
Horrible news out of the Olympics today, as it was revealed that Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili has died after a crash during a training run. Kumaritashvili reportedly lost control of his sled near the finsh during a training run on Friday, flying over the track wall and striking an unpadded steel pole. Rescue personnel were seeing doing chest compressions and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in the aftermath of the crash, before Kumaritashvili was airlifted to a nearby hospital...Read Full Story
Nodar Kumaritashvili (born November 25, 1988) is an athlete from Georgia who competes in luge. Find more Nodar Kumaritashvili news, pictures, and information here.