August 14, 2020

Luger’s Death Casts Dark Shadow on Olympics

posted on: Thursday February 18, 2010

Molly Driessen ’13 / World Staff

The Olympic Ceremonies celebrate global cooperation and ignite a hope for future victories in the name of patriotism. Nodar Kumaritashvili, however, was denied his chance to represent his country before the Games officially opened. The 21-year-old native of the Republic of Georgia was the victim of a fatal ice luge crash during his fifth training run of the week at the Whistler Sliding Center in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday, Feb.

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