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Family of dead luger to sue IOC

2010-02-24 10:30

Family of 21-year old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, killed in training right before the Olympics in Vancover, will sue the International Olympic Committee. The family intends to demand compensation - GHN.

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Nikoloz Rurua, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Monument Protection, promised the assistance of the state in case they sue the IOC.

He highlighted that a criminal case was brought over the case of his death, investigation in Canada will be finished in March or April.

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.

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

 

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