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Luge Death 2010 Video Youtube (luge death 2010 video youtube)

It makes me sick to listen to the Olympic Committee’s response to this tragic accident.  At least they could have said, yes this was because the athlete didn’t make a correction during the run, but we are making the necessary changes to the track to better protect our athletes around the world.  It’s just unbelieveable.  This could have very well been an American.  Would we have gotten the same response?

“Luge Death 2010 Video Youtube : While Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian luger who died in Friday’s horrific crash, was memorialized during the Opening Ceremonies, the Olympic luge tragedy video, showing Kumaritashvili colliding with an upright pillar after coming off his sled, spread across Youtube as those not glued to early coverage were just finding out about the luge crash.

The IOC moved quickly to get the various luge crash videos and photos off the Internet, but there’s a point at which they were fighting a losing battle. Aside from the tragic loss of life, the luge death video showed a gaping hole in common sense in the design and build of the Olympic luge track, which is the fastest luge track in history.

Our own Scan tool showed just how many iterations of the luge crash video had spread across the web- for every clickthrough met with “This video has been removed…”, there would be another that was still playable. The takeaway lesson here for the IOC, besides the concept of plexiglass, was that controlling coverage of the Games would be impossible: if a major event like the death of an athlete takes place, the world will find out right away, and that’s exactly what happened.”


Olympic Nodar Kumaritashvili Luge Crash [VIDEO]

RIP Nodar.  Warning: Disturbing video content.

Youtube has been removing this video because the Olympic Comittee has made them.  I think it was a horrible accident and from what I’ve been reading, it’s a notorious track.  I think people need to see this to show how unsafe these athletes are there and some safety measures need to be taken to protect them.

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