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  • Death at the Olympics

    CNN.com is reporting that a athlete from Georgia (the country, not the state) was killed today while training for the Luge.

    For more info go to Luger dies in Olympics practice crash - CNN.com
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    I just heard on the news a while ago..condolences to his family
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      Horrible way to start off the games.

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        Very very sad.

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          Originally posted by aashee View Post
          Horrible way to start off the games.
          Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
          Very very sad.

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            Every time I watch that event I'm amazed that these guys aren't getting killed more often.
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              Such a tragic start.

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                He died doing what he was most passionate about. We should all be so lucky.

                Apparently, the track's design is SOP with the steel supports not far from the track surface. The investigation showed that he exited the turn really late (high), which caused him to carom off the opposing wall. Padding the steel supports would not have helped one bit in this case. He was going into the turn at ~89 mph, and decelerating so quickly in such a short period of time was going to be catastrophic. RIP.
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                  Originally posted by Exprmnt626 View Post
                  He died doing what he was most passionate about. We should all be so lucky.
                  No way. When I was 12, trading baseball cards was what I was most passionate about. I'm glad I wasn't lucky enough to die doing that. When I turned 16, driving my car was what I was most passionate about. I'm glad I wasn't lucky enough to die doing that. When I was an underclassman in college, playing the keyboard and writing lyrics was what I was most passionate about. I'm glad I wasn't lucky enough to die doing that. Right now, traveling with my wife and kids is what I am the most passionate about. I hope I am lucky enough to survive that.

                  Until I'm in my 90s, and resting in bed is what I'm most passionate about, I do not want to die doing what I am the most passionate about.
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