For those who have not heard, the luge athlete from Georgia was killed today in a freak accident on the very dangerous luge track in Vancouver. Nodar Kumaritashvilvi accident propelled him off the track and into a steel girder at nearly 90 mph, which caused injuries that eventually cost him his life.
A special moment of reflection will be held tonight during the opening ceremony. IOC officials are meeting with the luge federation in an emergency meeting as to whether the luge will take place at the Olympics or if any other changes might be made to the schedule.
Nodar was 21 years old.
The full video of his run can be seen on NBC Olympics (requires the free Silverlight plugin). It is graphic, partially in the sense you look at him and know what is coming.
As NBC is limited to the USA, you might find other links here:
The IOC is shutting down Youtube videos for copyright reasons nearly as fast at they are being put up.