Everyone knows that the Olympic Luger Tournaments are in full swing Luckily, the opening ceremonies had no delays or problems at all. The Pyeongchang Games is one of the Olympic Luger Tournaments most prominent events. Although with all the tournament events are happening this Monday, February 12, 2018, will mark the eight year anniversary since Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili death. The 12th of February 2010 Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili came to his unfortunate death while in one of the tournaments at the Olympics.
Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was only twenty-one years old when he passed away. He was in an accident during a training crash when he was at the Whistler track. Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was practicing only hours before the Vancouver Games opening ceremony. The young athlete died due to the tiny skiing hamlet he had on that day of training in Bakuriani. He was in the Caucasian Nation.
Anniversary Of Olympian Skier’s Death
The death of this young man at the tournament was the first in over thirty-five years. The family of Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili’s were in shock and awe while watching the games and saw their sun leap to his death. Even eight years later, the Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili death is now a legacy.
His death is the main reason for the designs of the Olympic Sliding Center Track that is located in Pyeongchang. The models are more equip with the pillars having more padding and higher sidewalls. They are playing a part in stricter safety protocols. All these new safety protocols and models have been in place since Vancouver.
Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili’s memorial was hung over the Olympics 2010 Tournaments. Since then, has now taken a new place in the original, improved and safer track areas. The accident that took his life was was an unforeseeable fatal accident. This information comes from the International Luge Federation after a full investigation.