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Nodar Kumaritashvili

Dead Olympic Luger's Father Angrily Lashes Out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

TBILISI, Georgia — The father of the Georgian luger killed during practice before the Vancouver Olympics angrily dismissed a coroner's report sa...

Olympic Luge Death: Federation Blames The Victim

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Gravitational force overpowered out-of-control Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili and left him unable to avoid the crash that claimed his life hours ...

Kumaritashvili Family To Receive Insurance Payout After Luge Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The family of the Georgian luge athlete who died in a training crash on the Olympic track hours before the Vancouv...

Whistler Mountain's Accountability Deficit

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erik Rothenberg

Is a course being "financially sustainable" really the best metric of success? What about the value of the luger's life and the lives of future riders on the course.

Nodar Kumaritashvili Funeral: Luger To Be Buried In Georgia (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian Olympian who died in a horrifying luge crash in Vancouver, was laid to rest in his hometown today. (WARNING: link c...

Nodar Kumaritashvili Wake Held In Georgia (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The body of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger who died at an Olympics training run in Vancouver last Friday, arrived in his home country Wednes...

Jason Linkins

Steve Capus Instructs NBC News To Stop Showing Video Of Luger's Deadly Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TVNewser's Chris Ariens is reporting that Steve Capus, president of NBC News, has handed down a directive that the graphic video of Georgian luger Nod...

Nodar Kumaritashvili Memorial: Dead Luger Remembered In Vancouver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Olympic luger killed in a crash was honored with prayers and candles at a memorial service Monday, his bo...

Nodar Kumaritashvili, Dead Luger: 'I Will Either Win Or Die'

AP | MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

TBILISI, Georgia — The father of the Georgian luger killed at the Vancouver Olympics said Monday his son worried the track was too dangerous, bu...

Dead Luger's Body Begins Journey Home To Georgia

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — With the head of the Vancouver Games helping carry the casket to its hearse, the young Georgian luger killed in a ...

Olympic Tragedy and Celebration in Whistler

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Marissa Bronfman

While there was certainly a somber mood in Whistler, neither Kumaritashvili's tragic accident nor the downpour of rain could damper the hum of excited anticipation for the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Nodar Kumaritashvili Did Not Have a Hermann Maier-Like Ending

Ann Liguori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Hopefully, the organizing bodies and the proper authorities have learned a big lesson. But it is too late for Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Kumaritashvili's Body Returning To Georgia

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Grief-stricken Olympic organizers made final plans Sunday for the body of the Georgian killed on the luge track to...

Kumaritashvili Feared Luge Track On Which He Later Died

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Nodar Kumaritashvili, the 21-year-old Georgian luge slider who was killed in a horrifying high-speed crash while training on Friday, told his father t...

An Olympic Tragedy

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Marian Salzman

With 82 countries participating in the Games this year, shouldn't the course have been designed to be safe for all of them? Where were the safety wardens?

Georgian Luge Death Leaves Team In Mourning

AP | BRIAN FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For the second straight Olympics, athletes from the country of Georgia are in mourning. Only hours after their te...

Olympics Luge Track Designer, Udo Gurgel, Shocked By Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT — The man who designed the Olympic luge course on which a Georgian slider was killed says he is surprised by the death and track walls...

The Vancouver Games: U.S. and Canada Are Neighbors, Not Twins

Frances McInnis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Frances McInnis

Although it's obvious -- or perhaps because it's so obvious -- that Canada and the United States are similar in many ways, Canadians almost never talk about it.

Winter Olympics Luge Crash: Nodar Kumaritashvili DIES

AP | TIM REYNOLDS AND TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WHISTLER, British Columbia — It took only three seconds. Sliding faster than ever in his life, 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili had one turn le...

Nodar Kumaritashvili Crash: Olympic Luge Competitor's Injuries Life-Threatening

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Nodar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian luge slider competing at the Vancouver Olympics, died today after crashing during a training run and hitting a metal ...

Nodar Kumaritashvili's Opening Ceremony Tribute (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a horrifying high-speed crash Friday (GRAPHIC PHOTOS), hours before the Winter Olympics Opening Cere...