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    Default Tragedy at the Olympics....

    Am watching the pre-show, and they are talking about the death of the Georgian (former Russian) luger who was killed this morning while taking a test run.

    Very sad beginning.........


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    That crash was incredible, he came off the turn to hard and hit the inside wall, was thrown, slid on the side of the track and hit a support pole dead on, no ricochet. You can tell he died instantly he was completely immobile.

    They said I believe 11 lugers have already wrecked on this track.

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    I just read an article that says the wall will be raised, and some 'adjustments' will be made - AND that it iwas the result of driver error coming out of the turn.

    I can't imagine the damage that was done to the body with that force of impct - almost 90 mph........

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    Definately one of the craziest things Ive seen, that tops the crash when the Ski Jumper crashed off of the ramp and tumbled 200 feet down the hill. Believe it was in the 80's, Also remember when the Downhill Skier went throught 3 retaining nets after a spill.

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    "We want to warn you that some of these scenes may be disturbing to some of our viewers", but lets run it over and over and over and over and over.

    I was surprised at NBC for running it as much as they did.

    Also, was that an EMT working on him without gloves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfyre View Post
    "We want to warn you that some of these scenes may be disturbing to some of our viewers", but lets run it over and over and over and over and over.

    I was surprised at NBC for running it as much as they did.

    Also, was that an EMT working on him without gloves?
    Sure looked like it to me.....

    They could have skipped that shot - and the one of him impacting the post too.....

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    The video was gratuitious.

    Seems like a design flaw, the track is way to fast.

    Although, they were definitly pointing at the inexperience of the athlete.

    Either way, tragic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    The video was gratuitious.

    Seems like a design flaw, the track is way to fast.

    Although, they were definitly pointing at the inexperience of the athlete.

    Either way, tragic.
    Inexperience in any sport should never, EVER lead to death. A tragedy indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbbbbbbbbbo View Post
    Inexperience in any sport should never, EVER lead to death. A tragedy indeed.
    True. Those without a certain level of experience shouldn't be allowed to compete.

    I wonder if perhaps there was a willingness to allow them to compete to give that nation a chance to enter an athlete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    True. Those without a certain level of experience shouldn't be allowed to compete.

    I wonder if perhaps there was a willingness to allow them to compete to give that nation a chance to enter an athlete?
    I agree completely with your first statement, and am with you on your speculation.

    But, on another note, Jamaica bobsled did not make the running for the olympics, so Im not sure if there was any sort of "favoring" going on to begin with.

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