Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nodar Kumaritashvili

Friday, February 12th marked the last day of this athlete's life. Apparently, Nodar was practicing on the luge track and due to a faulty design, veered off course, hit his head, and eventually died. Now I am not back in the States and don't have much access to American television, but I wouldn't be surprised if what journalist Milton Kent (Fanhouse--a sports website sponsored by AOL) said was true: the gravity of his death eluded NBC. So, I wanted to place something here, however small it may be, to show that people (Americans, really) do care and that he is in our thoughts.


  1. Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death is a tragedy! Luge looks like such a neat sport, but also very dangerous at the same time. His death will cast a pall over these Olympic Games. The safety of the sport definitely needs to be addressed appropriately and immediately.

  2. I agree with you about needing to reassess the safety of this sport. From what I've read, the creators of the track are at fault for putting steel rods up along a dangerous curve. I don't know anything about luge tracks, so I'm withholding judgement.

  3. This was a very tragic event. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    Kate x

  4. it is kind of you to include this post. from what i understand he was also very young.

    the track is very scary. i saw others fall off the track. some have speculated that it was too dangerous. they did not have padding on the pillars. i hope this loss of life wakes up the committee and they take the proper precautions from now on.