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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/

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