The opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver began on a sour note when Nodar Kumaritashvili, a luger competing from Georgia, was killed while practicing on a sliding track in Whistler, B.C. He was only 21 years old.
For a time the Georgian Olympic delegation considered withdrawing from the games but were convinced to remain and were given a warm standing ovation during opening ceremonies in B.C. Place.
Kumaritashvili's death was captured on video. I haven't seen it and have no desire to do so. It's not how he ought to be remembered.