A luge athlete from Georgia (the country), Nodar Kumaritashvili, died during a practice run at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics… He went off track and then head first into a steel pole at about 145kph.
It was on the news today – they warned it would be graphic. Yeah, yeah…. I heard a restaurant full of people gasp… it WAS horrific. Watching people die is strange and unnatural, but we’re drawn to watch for some reason.
The pursuit of bigger, better, faster – a think knife edge.
Pray for the safety of the Athletes and for comfort for this young man’s family.
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Here is the CTV Olympic video of the run: http://www.ctvolympics.ca/video/index.html?assetid=3350f67a-7694-4f9b-830f-09d957013d41