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
The Whistler Luge Track (officially the Whistler Sliding Centre) is the track where 21-year-old Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died on Feb. 12, 2010. The safety of the Whistler Luge Track had previously been drawn into question.