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Video: Nodar Kumaritashvili Luge Tragedy Video Dropped from NBC, Still On CBS

Video: Nodar Kumaritashvili luge tragedy video discontinued by NBC, but you can still see the CBS Luge tragedy video here.  After the controversy surrounding Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death, NBC has decided to drop the video showing him fly through the air to his death. The network made the decision after multiple complaints about the appropriateness of the luge tragedy video.

Still yet, the video can be seen.  There are ethical questions if this is a good thing or not.  After all, Nodar’s father has said that he doesn’t want to see the video and has avoided news reports of his son’s death.

No parent would ever want to see their child go through this type of incident – especially when it leads to their death.

Nodar Komaritashvili was late coming out of the 15th turn and failed to compensate.  As a result, he lost control of his sled during the 16th turn, which wouldn’t have been as tragic except for his high rate of speed coupled with his body mass not being enough to control the g force surrounding him threw him through the air.  He hit a steel pole and then the ground.  Although CPR was performed, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because of the Nodar Kumaritashvili luge tragedy, the Olympic committee shortened the staring point of the Whistler track and made adjustments to the 16th turn.  No matter what we lost a brave and talented athlete Friday.

To see the Nodar Kumaritashvili luge tragedy video from CBC, click HERE

    6 Responses to “Video: Nodar Kumaritashvili Luge Tragedy Video Dropped from NBC, Still On CBS”

    1. jo says:

      its all over youtube. the video and the pictures. it should be removed from the air all together.

      • matt says:

        no it shouldn’t, censorship is what communist china is based on, not america, you can go anywhere on the internet and see a car wreck where someone dies, why should we make this one a bigger deal than those, and if people are so sensitive that they can’t watch the video then, simple enough, don’t watch it.!

        • brendanM says:

          True, Matt, but there is no reason it should be all over televised news purely for the purpose of sensationalism and ratings. The problems is not with the content but rather the choice to air the video and exploit it so soon after Kumaritashvili’s death. If the video is to remain on the internet, there is no choice, that is the intrinsic beauty (and curse) of the internet, all is permanent.

          • Eric says:

            Brendan, what calle this matter to the media’s attention was not only the rare happenings of a young olympian’s death, but rather the situation that created it. What you hear of is sadly, the young man’s life has been lost, but immediately afterwards each article i have read has discussed a matter of safety. His death is in no way exploited, but used as a channel to help us make the course more safe such that no future persons’ life will be in jeapordy. The sad part is that this man’s life was lost before any questions of safety were actually put into action.

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