Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010
Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili has been killed after a horrifying crash in training for the Winter Olympics.
The 21-year-old’s sled left the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre at around 90mph, according to observers, and smashed into a course side structure.
Medics rushed to the scene to give him treatment and training was immediately suspended.
“Unfortunately he died,” Georgian Olympic delegation head Irakly Japaridze told Reuters.