Olympic Luger Thrown From Sled & Hits Steel Pole – Dies (Graphic Video)

Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili from Georgia lost control of his sled during training, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line at Whistler Sliding Center.
Here’s the video from CBS, via BreitbartTV;

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So… Why would they have unpadded steel poles right next to a luge track?

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