TODAY.AZ / World news

Funeral service for dead Georgian luger held in Vancouver

16 February 2010 [16:04] - TODAY.AZ
A funeral service for the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was held in Vancouver.
The service held in the Russian church of Vancouver was attended by a small group of Georgian sportsmen [only 6 of them remaining at the Olympics].

On Monday, after the service, organizers sent the coffin with the body to the airport to be delivered to Tbilisi.

Kumaritashvili died on Feb. 12 as a result of the accident in Whistler track, several hours before the opening of the Olympic Games.

While training he failed to take the final 270-degree turn at the speed of 145 km/h, was thrown out of the bobrun, hit the metal column, and died of injuries in a hospital near Whistler.

/Georgia Times/
URL: http://www.today.az/news/regions/61752.html

Print version

Views: 4486

Connect with us. Get latest news and updates.

Recommend news to friend

  • Your name:
  • Your e-mail:
  • Friend's name:
  • Friend's e-mail: