Olympic death luge video YouTube and Nodar Kumaritashvili update. The Olympic death luge video will continue to be a viral internet video until the Olympics are long gone.Â The video was pulled from YouTube because of a “copyright claim”, although there are plenty of news networks that had coverage of the incident, and have posted the video online.
Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death took place on the Whistler track at the Vancouver winter games.Â He was a very experienced luger, and was hoping to make his first Olympic appearance.
New coverage has indicated that Kumaritashvili told his father that he was “scared” of the track.Â His dad told him to put his feet down to slow himself if he was scared.
His father says his son is brave, and started the track once he finished.
The death has caused a lot of controversy.Â Olympic officials have claimed that the death was due to “human error”, although the track has been criticized as too fast.Â Recommended speeds are typically 85 mph or less, but the Whistler track has clocked speeds of 96 mph.
The luge competition will go on, but people are still outraged over the death. This young bright athlete died well before his time.