How fast is too fast? That’s the question that’s being asked right now concerning the Olympic Luge course. It’s the fastest in the world, and has proven itself to be the most dangerous in the world as well.
Over 15 crashes have occurred on this course- Nodar Kumaritashvili’s being the latest and the most serious. He died on a practice run just hours before the opening ceremonies.
As you can see from the video his speed was so tremendous that he flew through the air and hit a un-padded pole. Within minutes he experienced severe bleeding from his head. As a result of his death, all contestants from the Republic of Georgia have withdrawn.
This marks the 4th death that has occurred during the Winter Olympics since 1993.