Opening ceremonies both sombre and joyous - Macleans.ca

Opening ceremonies both sombre and joyous

Georgia team wears black armbands in athletes parade

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The opening ceremonies started with a snowboard jump and a welcome from Canada’s First Nations. But the most moving moment so far was the arrival of the Georgia team, wearing black armbands. They walked through stadium but then left the building, choosing not to celebrate. Organizers say the ceremonies are dedicated to 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in a luge accident early Friday morning.

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