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Luge Tragedy In Vancouver

A Georgian luger died today after crashing during a training run, calling into question safety of the Olympic track. Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled and crashed into a metal pole. Olympic officials confirmed his death this afternoon, hours before Opening Ceremony. Several lugers have crashed on this course, which "has long had the reputation of a super-fast course." Your theme for this Olympics is safety. [NYDN]

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