Nodar Kumaritashvili

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    - Barb
  • "Originally, Nodar was supposed to carry the Georgian flag..."
    - Jim Moore

Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian luger, died after a horrifying crash in training on Friday, casting a pall over the Winter Olympics hours before the Games were to be declared open. Kumaritashvili was thrown off the sled as it bounced over the rim of the lightning fast track at the Whistler Sliding Centre at around 90mph and slammed into a pillar.
Published in Remembering from Feb. 12 to Feb. 17, 2010
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