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Street to be named after a dead luger

2010-02-17 17:39

Street in Bakuriani, in which lived Nodar Kumaritashvili, the Georgian Olympic luger, killed in training accident, will be named after him.


The decision was made by the local authorities of this highland resort settlement. The funeral service will be held on February 17th, on 20th he'll be buried - the VZGLYAD.

Kumaritashvili died on February 12th in result of the accident in Whistler track, several hours before the opening of the Olympic Games. While training he failed to take the final 270-degree turn at the speed of 145 km/h, was thrown out of the bobrun, hit the metal column, and died in a hospital near Whistler of injuries.

Nikoloz Rurua, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Monument Protection, said the body will be delivered to Georgia after the examination.

President Mikheil Saakashvili promised that a bobsleighing track named after Nodar Kumaritashvili will be built in Georgia.


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