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Body of Georgian luger returned to homeland

The body of the Georgian luger killed during a practice run at the Vancouver Olympics was flown Wednesday to his hometown of Bakuriana, Georgia, where his grief-stricken mother threw herself on his coffin and cried: "Why have I survived you?"...

By Associated Press  |  February 17, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Luge  
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Luger's father says son told him he feared track

The Associated Press conducted a powerful, harrowing interview with the father of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger who was killed in a crash during training Friday. Kumaritashvili's father says his son told him in a phone call from Vancouver, "Dad,...

By from news services  |  February 15, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Luge , Vancouver 2010  
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Luge tragedy continues to have ripple effects

After 21-year-old Georgian slider Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed in a practice crash Friday, luge officials acted swiftly, shortening the track by moving the starts down the mountain. And while all the sliders understood the reasons behind the changes -- and...

By from news services  |  February 15, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Luge , Vancouver 2010  
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Georgia president mourns luger

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili Saturday dismissed speculation that luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, the 21-year-old who was killed in an accident Friday, was too inexperienced to race on the Whistler track. "One thing I know for sure is that no sports mistake...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  February 13, 2010; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Luge , Vancouver 2010  
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Safety measures installed on luge track

Hours after investigators concluded that human error, not a problem with the track, caused the fatal accident that on Friday sent Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili flying off of his sled headfirst into a trackside metal pole, Olympic and luge officials...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 13, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Reports: Georgian luger killed in training crash

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili has died from injuries suffered during a crash in training. The 21-year-old lost control of his sled near the finish. UPDATE (3:36 p.m.): The Associated Press has confirmed that Kumaritashvili...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 12, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Luge , Vancouver 2010  
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