Friday, February 12, 2010

Nodar Kumaritashvili, 1988-2010. R.I.P.

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.

2 comments: said...

Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death is a tragedy! Luge looks like such a neat sport, but also very dangerous at the same time. His death will cast a pall over these Olympic Games. RIP

Anonymous said...

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