Luge Crash :Tragedy At Vancouver 2010

Luge Crash :Tragedy At Vancouver 2010

Tbilisi : Georgia | Sep 27, 2010 at 6:57 AM PDT
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Olympic Luge Crash - 2010 Vancouver Olympics (RIP)

Luge is a sport event competed for in the Olympics which involves one or two person riding a luge sled on a particular track in supine fashion. Supine refer to the body being positioned face up and feet first as the player sleds down with fast speed. In order to steer the sled, either each leg calf flex the sled’s runners or the opposite shoulders exert pressure to the seat.

Back in 1964 two athletes have already died while training for this sport. And just recently in Vancouver, hours prior to the commencement of theOlympics , another player has tragically died while on his Friday morning training run. The late 21-year old Georgian luger by the name of Nodar reportedly lost control of his own sled while practicing at the Whistler Sliding Centre then caromed off from the two walls of the track. He was tossed into the air and whirled till he violently hit a metal supporting pole. He was even rushed to the hospital but the tragic event has already caused him his life.

No player in the actual Olympic competition has died yet but prior to the Nodar fatal crash incident, many have already shed comments that their training were somewhat disaster-filled in Whistler. But in reality, Luge is always been a dangerous and perilous event. Some says that is unreasonable to install a track which creates speed to challenge an athlete to maintain a grip on the sled while he slides. many are petitioning to postpone the Luge event in the just opened Olympics until the track has been correctly fixed.

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Luge Crash :Tragedy At Vancouver 2010
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