IOC commemorates Georgia luger killed in Vancouver
The Georgian luger killed during training before the Vancouver
Olympics has been awarded a top IOC medal that was presented to his
Nodar Kumaritashvili died when he lost control of his sled at
nearly 90 mph, flew off the course and slammed into a steel
Several International Olympic Committee and International Luge
Federation officials attended the ceremony in Kumaritashvili’s
hometown of Bakuriani.
Georgia’s minister for sport and youth affairs, Lado
Vardzelashvili, and the president of Georgia’s Olympic Committee,
Gia Natsvlishvili, also took part in the ceremony at his grave.
Kumaritashvili’s father said Georgian authorities would build a
new luge track in Bakuriani that would be named after the