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Old 02-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Nodar Kumaritashvili- Olympics luger killed



WOW, not sure if anyone else saw this? Horrible horrible accident!

R.I.P!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-feat...page&GT1=39003

heres the vid, its graphic just so you guys know!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYmK8gt9OwM
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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Just heard about this. What a tragic start to the Games... RIP.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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Holy shit.

RIP.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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this is bs.... I mean all sports are dangerous but at this speed whoever made the track should've designed it with more safety in mind. Wow RIP.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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i don't know a lot about sport in general.. but I'd guess a lot of people are gonna be asking.. is there no way to cover up the track so that he wouldn't be flung into a damn steel pillar??
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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i cant say i was super excited about the olympics, but after watching that it's totally killed the experience for me, I saw a girl die in a motorcycle accident right in front of me about 3 years ago and this just brought back memories! I get chills everytime i see the video!

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:15 PM   #8
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apparently a lot of guys...around 12 possibly, crashed in practice today. wonder if they'll allow them to compete on this track.

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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wtf is wrong with you guys .. the whole event is dangerous .. you want to make the track safer?!?!

let me get this straight .. a guy is going down on a SLED at a 140km on ICE wearing less protection then a guy on a motorcycle because hes only wearing a helmet and he can barely see as he/she is lifting just there head and you want to make the track safer???

I dont care if you suger coated the track with fluffy mattresses .. at 140km if your body twists the wrong way your done.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:50 PM   #10
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^ yes...the sport is dangerous, but there can still be different levels of danger within dangerous sports. its said that this is the fastest track in the world, so that says something.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #11
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video removed

here's the same one.

Olympic Luge Slider Dies in Horrific Crash
Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a practice run at the winter Olympics in Canada.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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very sad R.I.P
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #13
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Saw this on the news, RIP
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #14
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cbc actaully aired this on television. it was on at work and we saw it
terrible loss. im glad to see they still came to the opening though, shows great will and spirit,
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:52 AM   #15
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liveleak shows full video and pics
He was wearing a helmut to withstand the blow, but I think his neck snapped...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_460474.html
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