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Luge will go on, track altered

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

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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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