Luge Death dampers the 2010 Winter Olympics Mood

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[Best Syndication News] The 2010 Winter Olympics Luge track has been reported by the athletes of this event as being the fastest they have ever experienced. This speed of the track, combined with the crashing of Georgian Luge athlete, Nodar Kumaritashvili proved deadly.

Kumaritashvili crashed during a practice run of the luge track. He was reported by Sky News as flying off of the track and into a metal pole at the speed of 90 mph. The metal pole is near the end of the luge track. Paramedics removed Kumaritashvili with blood gushing from his head and took him by ambulance which he then was airlifted to the nearby hospital.

This is not the first accident that this luge track has seen. There was several accidents on Wednesday when the women were taking their practice runs. Romania's Violeta Stramaturaru was knocked unconscious when she crashed.

By: N Wilson

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