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Friday, February 12, 2010

A Frightening Start to the Games

In a training run earlier today Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili had a fatal accident during his run at Whistler's Sliding Centre.  He flew off the track and hit a metal post at speeds of 150 km/h.  From media reports, we understand that he was treated by medical staff at the venue and they were unable to revive him.

This is a sombre way to start the Games.  It puts the battle for supremacy into context.  No medal is worth a life.  We are so sad to hear of Nodar's passing.

Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates.

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