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Old 02-12-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default 2010 Winter Olympics

IOC confirms Olympic luger dies after crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world's fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors. A tearful IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening ceremony "clearly casts a shadow over these games."

Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled during training, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line at Whistler Sliding Center.

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/new...v=st&type=lgns
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