Friday, February 12, 2010
This morning, a luge olympian from Georgia was on the track and crashed. Nodar Kumaritashvili, age 21, was speeding along the track at over 130 kilometers per hour. At the final turn before the end of the track, Kumaritashvili lost control and flew off of his board and came out of the track, crashing straight into a steel pole. Unfortunately, Kumaritashvili lost his life. If you want to see a video of the crash, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuc3G2tzsec&feature=player_embedded. The video contains graphic material.