Luge will go on, track altered

The track has been cleared in Kumaritashvili’s death, but organizers still made changes


A higher wall has been erected at the site of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s crash, and the men will now start their luge run at the women’s start—but the event will go on despite Friday’s tragedy. Olympic organizers and the International Luge Federation (F.I.L.) issued a statement saying the track wasn’t the cause of Kumaritashvili’s death, that it was driver error. But many of the athlete’s are shaken, and changes were made to protect their “emotions” said the F.I.L. The first luge event, men’s singles, starts Saturday at 5 p.m. PT

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Luge will go on, track altered

  1. They're basically covering their tails legally at this point.

  2. "… issued a statement saying the track wasn't the cause of Kumaritashvili's death, that it was driver error. "

    A track that kills you if you make a fairly normal error, in this case "…came late out of curve 15 and did not compensate properly to make correct entrance into curve 16," is a poorly designed track.

  3. All the fireworks and glamour of lights, etc, doen't make the olympics
    look good- the olympics actually killed someone by not caring how
    fast a speed carried the person – it's almost like premeditated murder.
    I believe the Canadian Government is responsible, because it didn't
    take care to make sure it was safe for the participant, meaning we
    should never go beyond our limit. But, do humans know where there
    limit lies ?????

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