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Family of Georgian luger who died after Vancouver crash to sue International Olympic Committee

24 February 2010 [15:33] - TODAY.AZ
Family of 21-year old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died in training right before the Olympics in Vancover, will sue the International Olympic Committee in a bid to receive compensation.
Georgia's Sports Minister Nikoloz Rurua promised assistance of the state in case the late luger's family sues the IOC.

He highlighted that a criminal case was brought over the case of his death and investigation in Canada will be finished in March or April.

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

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

/Georgian Times/

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