Service held for Georgian luger killed in crash
A private service has been held for the Georgian Olympic athlete
killed in a luge crash before his body is returned to his
Several Georgian athletes and team officials, as well as
international and Vancouver organizers, attended the brief service
Monday for Nodar Kumaritashvili at a Vancouver funeral home. The
brown casket was placed in a gray hearse and was driven away with a
police escort of 14 motorcycles.
Later in the day, the body was to be taken on a flight to
Germany and then flown to Georgia on Wednesday for burial in his
hometown of Bukuriani.
The 21-year-old luger died in a crash during training Friday
hours before the opening ceremony.