Death Of An Olympic Athlete

* Today is day #13 of my 28 days of blogging.

A few hours before the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, it was announced to the world that 21 year old Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, had tragically lost his life during his last training run.
My heart goes out to his family. Especially his mother.

The Republic of Georgia, like other countries that formed part of the Soviet Union, is still trying to stand on its on two feet. And bringing up a child under those circumstances cannot be an easy thing to do. Yet, this woman worked hard and her child grew up to form part of the Georgian Olympic Team. And as she prepared to watch her soon fulfill his dreams of becoming an Olympian, she receives the most earth shattering news in the world.

Loss of life is always tragic and I ask that we all keep in our minds and in our hearts this young man and his family.

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  1. I was saddened to hear this. May his memory be eternal.

  2. It is very tragic and to show the video of the actual accident is a horror

  3. I'm with you VodkaLogic! What is that? I have seen that poor man crash over a 100 times already! And don't get me started on the graphic images of the EMTs!

  4. Thanks for your comment on the dog photos.
    The one you like was our second least favorite. She was too young and untrained...
    We gave her to a family with a couple kids and they all were happy.
    Most of ours are mature when we get them, usually from a shelter.

  5. Truly sad...only 21 years old. Just a baby still!

  6. I saw the news on TV earlier questioning his parents and his father was talking about how no, he hadn't seen the video and no, he didn't want to. Do they really think that a man is going to want to watch his son get killed? Honestly, have some decency. The whole situation is really sad.

    On a lighter note, #13! We're getting you up there one day at a time! :)

  7. I felt for his family deeply. My son's father is from RoG and his grandparents live there still.


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