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The death of Georgian Olympic Luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili while practicing at the Whistler Sliding Center north of Vancouver, Canada, highlights the dangers of the sport of Luge.  Such deadly incidents are a rare occurrence during an Olympic games, and underscore the importance of safety for all athletes in competition.  As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, Kumaritashvilli's death could have far reaching implications for all Olympic events that utilize an icy sliding course. 

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