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So it turns out, going down a mountain at 90mph on a baking tray is a bad idea... watch

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    (Original post by BBC)
    The death of a luge competitor who left the track at high speed has cast a shadow over the Winter Olympics in Canada ahead of the opening ceremony.

    Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili's sled flipped and he smashed into a steel pole at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

    An Olympic official later confirmed the 21-year-old had died as a result.


    This sport always seemed completely nuts to me. Going down a luge track at speeds of up to 90mph on essentially a baking tray. Sadly, one of the competitors at the winter olympic games died today, doing this sport...


    Just watched the video, although I don't think I'm allowed to post it on TSR. Shame anyway .

    RIP, thats all that can be said really. All sports carry an element of danger and these things do happen.
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