CRASH LUGE ACCIDENT KILLS OLYMPIC STAR: VIDEO LINKED: Part 2

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An Olympics star has died in an horrific 90mph luge accident at the winter games.

Nodar Kumaritashvili

Nodar Kumaritashvili during a training run at the games in Whistler, Canada

Georgian hopeful Nodar Kumaritashvili flew off the track and into a metal pole in Whistler, Canada.

Medics administered CPR at the scene following the second of two training runs.

Kumaritashvili was then placed on a stretcher with blood pouring from his head and taken away in an ambulance.

An International Olympic Committee official confirmed tonight that the luger had died.

Officials console each other

Officials console each other as paramedics treat the badly injured luger

Witnesses told how the 21-year-old crashed at one of the fastest points near the bottom of the track on the final 270-degree turn.

He hit both sides of the wall before being hurled over the top and smashing into the pole at the side of the track

Earlier Italian Armin Zoeggler, the 2002 and 2006 gold medalist, also crashed but was not badly injured.

On Wednesday there were several accidents during women's luge training runs.

Romania's Violeta Stramaturaru was knocked unconscious for a few minutes and taken to hospital.

The track is widely-regarded as one of the most dangerous in the sport.

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Luge, Accidents, Killed, Dead, Olympics, Vancouver, Nodar, Kumaritashvili, Canada, 90, Mph, Sports

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