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Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, has died from head injuries as a result of a horrific crash near the finish line, according to the Toronto Sun. Kumaritashvili was traveling close to 90 mph when he hit a wall, catapulted into the air, and hit an unpadded steel pole. Medics rushed to his aid, performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and, within eight minutes, he was emergency air-lifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died around noon, PST. This crash will obviously hang a dark cloud over the Olympics' Opening Ceremonies, but the bigger ...

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