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Canada Oly Luge Reax - WRAP Luge Fed, officials, coaches reax following death of competitor
NAME: CAN OLY LUGE 20100213I TAPE: EF10/0139 IN_TIME: 11:16:21:03 DURATION: 00:03:40:23 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Whistler - 13 Feb 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of news conference 2. Media at news conference 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation: "The run of Nodar (Kumaritashvili) appeared to be routine until curve 15. At that time, he came out late of the exit of the curve. This resulted in a late entrance into curve 16, the finish curve. Although he attempted to correct the situation, he shot up into the roof of curve 16. The angle in which he did so resulted in him experiencing a G-force that literally collapsed his body, rendering it difficult to control the sled, which in this case he was not able to do. Once this happened he was literally at the mercy of the path of the sled. At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash." 4. Wide of news conference 5. Person wearing ''Vancouver 2010'' logo 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation: "None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a, they lost a friend yesterday and it is emotional for everyone." 7. Blackcomb Gondola cable car pod passing 8. Wide of cable car and ski resort area 9. Close up of Olympic Sliding Centre sign 10. Wide of entrance to sliding centre 11. Workers move equipment with forklift 12. Helicopter flies behind trees 13. Russian coach entering 14. SOUNDBITE: (German) Thomas Schwab, head of German Bobsleigh and Luge Federation: ++ROUGH TRANSLATION++ "Naturally, it has really shocked us. It is a big penalty for all teams and affects the athletes mentally. With this accident yesterday, all athletes must find a new concentration for the new start level for the competition this afternoon, but I think that all teams will face the same problems." 15. Sliding Centre banners 16. Olympic Rings, with visitors, medals plaza, flags at half mast behind 17. People take photographs of memorial to Nodar Kumaritashvili, luge athlete 18. Pan of floral tributes at base of Rings 19. Close up of picture of Kumaritashvili 20. SOUNDBITE: (Czech) Martin Novodny, Czech delegation member: "We were really sad to hear the news, especially at the beginning of the whole competition. He was a really young guy. We hope that it won''t be that bad for the whole of the Games. We think that things will get better and better. We heard the sliding course will be shortened after the death and one has to be careful because you only get one life." 21. Tilt up Rings, half mast flags STORYLINE: The start of the men''s Olympic luge competition has been moved farther down the track, international luge officials said on Saturday, a decision made with the "emotional component" of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor. They reiterated that the lightning-fast track was safe for competition, and Olympic officials said they were "completely satisfied" with the adjustments. An extra session of men''s training, as well as all four runs of the men''s event - two on Saturday, two on Sunday - was beginning from the women''s start ramp. It led to slower speeds than those achieved by many contestants during training. Visitors paid their respects to 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili, who crashed and died in a training run on Friday after his body flew over the track wall and smashed into a steel pole. Flowers surrounded a framed photograph placed at the foot of the giant Olympic Rings at Whistler, British Colombia, where the winter games are under way. "At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash," Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of the International Luge Federation told a news conference. On Saturday, none of the 36 sliders, all of whom wore black tape on the left sides of their helmets in tribute to Kumaritashvili, broke 90 miles per hour (144.84 kilometres per hour) after speeds routinely surpassed 95 miles per hour (152.88 kilometres per hour) earlier in the week. Other changes were made overnight, including raising the wall at Curve 16 and some modifications were also made to the surface of the ice itself. Workmen were seen strapping padding material to metal posts alongside the luge track. "None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a, they lost a friend yesterday. It is emotional for everyone," Romstad said. Kumaritashvili''s death was believed to be the first on a sanctioned luge track since December 1975, the federation said. Including past training sessions starting last November, Kumaritashvili had 26 runs down the icy chute in all, and data distributed by the FIL indicated that he crashed at least three times around the area of the final curve. From the men''s luge start, which won''t be used going forward during these Olympics, Kumaritashvili crashed four times in 16 tries. Olympic officials maintained that the super-fast track was safe, saying Kumaritashvili''s death was the first in over 5000 descents of the track. It remains unknown if the start positions will be changed for upcoming bobsled and skeleton competitions, a decision that will be made in consultation with the governing body for those sports. Canada Olympic Games
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Canada Oly Luge - Church service, prayers for luger, luge chief on course changes
NAME: CAN OLY LUGE 20100215I TAPE: EF10/0144 IN_TIME: 10:40:16:04 DURATION: 00:03:33:21 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/POOL DATELINE: Whistler - 14 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION 1. Wide of snow-capped mountain, AUDIO: church music, pull out to wooden church sign 2. Close up of sign for Our Lady of the Mountains church AUDIO: church music 3. Wide of mass 4. Close up of Jerry Desmond, Pastor at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic church speaking 5. Congregation sitting in silence, congregation standing up 6. Close up of woman with maple leaf painted on her face praying 7. Desmond holds up sacrament, congregation in foreground 8. Desmond handing out communion wafers 9. Wide of church exterior, congregation leaving POOL 10. Set up of Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation: "A mistake appeared to have taken place. That is the conclusion we have to draw. But once again everybody does mistakes, from Armin Zoeggeler (who crashed himself on Friday, not long before Kumaritashvili''s fatal accident), if you go to Felix Loch who won the gold medal today, if you start looking, if you bring me the tape, I will show you that he made a mistake on the way down the track. So that is something that every single athlete deals with in this sport and unfortunately this one here was, that small mistake had a fatal consequence." 12. Romstad during interview 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation: "We did discuss cancelling it, we talked to all the team managers and so on, I think there was a general consensus to go forward. I think we erred on the side of caution by going, lowering the men''s start down to the women''s start. It would be easer to keep the women and the doubles at the start but we decided to go ahead and proactively move them down as well, just once again to create an emotional comfort level." 14. Romstad during interview 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation: "So I think that we have done the measures that we can and it might not be a decision that everybody is happy with but I am very comfortable that we made the right decision." 16. Romstad during interview 17. SOUNDBITE (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation: "We already met with Sochi (Russian venue for next Winter Olympics), we''ve already have agreement with them to construct a track where we are very comfortable that the speed is going to be lower. There still going to be high speed but it is going to be lower. So I think we''ve already taken the steps before, but once again this is certain, if this track didn''t exist then another track is the fastest track, and I think it''s Salt Lake, then is Salt Lake too fast and how far do you step back. That''s hard to say but it''s based on the amount of run steps we''ve had and based on the overall, yes, it''s fast but this is not anymore unusual than any other track." 18. Romstad during interview 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation: "We consider this track to be safe, it''s a very, very interesting track and our work with (indistinct word) has been over the years and years and years and you know I would never imagine this happen, but we felt very comfortable with all the aspects of the preparations for these games." 20. Romstad during interview STORYLINE: The local Catholic community in Whistler, joined by Olympic spectators and visitors, held mass on Sunday, praying for Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili who was killed in a training run on Friday. Around 150 people joined Pastor Jerry Desmond in prayer after the dedication when Kumaritashvili''s name was read out along with the names of other people who had recently died in the parish. Our Lady of the Mountains, located at the foot of the mountains surrounding the Whistler, is the only denominational building in the small town, host of the Olympic Alpine, Nordic and sliding events. On Sunday, the first Sunday of the Olympics, many of the church goers wore Canadian flags. Some had maple leaves painted on their faces. Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, died on Friday when he came around the final curve at nearly 145 kph (90 mph), lost control and was thrown from his sled, over a track wall and into a steel post. International luge officials decided to make several changes to the Olympic programme after the crash, including having all sliders - men, women and doubles teams - start farther down the track than first planned. Reminders of Kumaritashvili''s death seemed everywhere, from the reconfigured final curve and raised wall, to the black tape stuck to the helmets of some athletes. Flowers were left near the 16th turn where Kumaritashvili died. Luge officials announced the men''s competition would begin at the women''s start, a decision they hoped would reduce speeds and lessen the chance for accidents. International Luge Federation officials said the start change for the men, three turns below normal, was made with the "emotional component" of athletes in mind following the death of the 21-year-old Kumaritashvili. It wasn''t the only switch: Later, officials said the women''s and doubles competitions will start even lower, at the junior start position, between the fifth and sixth curves. The spot where he lost his life looked very different on the first full day of competition at the Vancouver Games as track officials, following an investigation and concern about the track''s safety, had the exposed steel posts covered by a 4-metre (12-foot) high wooden wall. Others were wrapped with padding. The contour of the final, sweeping turn, nicknamed "Thunderbird" was also changed as workers shaved the thick ice to stop racers from drifting too high onto the curved walls, increasing their chances of crashing. Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of International Luge Federation suggested on Sunday that a mistake on the athlete''s part caused Kumaritashvili''s tragic accident. "That is something that every single athlete deals with in this sport and unfortunately this one here was, that small mistake had fatal consequences," he said. But the International Olympic Committee and luge officials were harshly criticised for blaming the accident on errors by Kumaritashvili, and for saying they were changing the course not to make it safer but to soothe the emotions of the athletes. Meanwhile, some lugers made clear they were unhappy with changes made to the track in the aftermath of the ghastly crash. "I think that we have done the measures that we can and it might not be a decision that everybody is happy with but I am very comfortable that we made the right decision," Svein said. Kumaritashvili''s body will leave on Monday afternoon on a flight to Germany and will then be flown to Georgia, arriving early on Wednesday, a senior Olympic official told The Associated Press. The official spoke anonymously because the plans were being kept private. Kumaritashvili is to be buried in his hometown of Bukuriani, a small ski resort about 177 kilometres (110 miles) from Georgia''s capital, Tbilisi. Canada Olympic Games
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Canada Oly Memorial - Memorial, held after death of Georgian luge member
NAME: CAN OLY MEM 20100213I TAPE: EF10/0139 IN_TIME: 10:53:37:06 DURATION: 00:01:59:19 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Whistler - 13 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST : 1. Wide of people in front of Olympic symbol 2. People looking at makeshift memorial to Georgian luge team member Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed on Friday 3. Close up of card and candles in memorial 4. Close up of candle being lit 5. Mid of woman placing candle in memorial 6. Close up of candle burning 7. People looking at memorial ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 8. SOUNDBITE (English) David Egydy, Olympic Games spectator : "We just came to this place to take a picture and we saw people putting candles and we just decided to buy two candles in memory of this guy." 9. Wide of village 10. People performing in village 11. Canadian flag waving 12. Various of crowd gathered to celebrate Olympics 13. Children seated 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Ken Bailey, Olympic Games spectator : "I think the best part of the evening is just the camaraderie and all of the flags and, most importantly, all of the red (shows Canadian flag on his glove)." 15. Various of crowd celebrating Olympics STORYLINE : Fans laid flowers and lit candles on Friday at a makeshift memorial for Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at Vancouver''s Whistler resort. The 21-year-old was killed on Friday during a training run at Whistler''s Olympic sliding course. Entering the final straight of a training run, Kumaritashvili died after smashing into an unpadded steel girder. Olympic fan David Egydy said he and his girlfriend were passing by and decided to pay tribute to the Georgian athlete. Organisers of the Winter Games dedicated Friday''s opening ceremony to Kumaritashvili. Officials have since made changes to the luge track modifying the ice in the 16th curve and erecting a wooden wall to cover the row of steel beams running alongside the finish area. On Friday evening crowds of people were gathered in Whistler to celebrate the Games and watch the entertainment provided. One spectator Ken Bailey said he was enjoying the evening and the spirit of friendship the Games brought to Whistler. Canada Olympic Games
Canada Oly Reax - Olympic luge course designers says walls may have to be raised
NAME: CAN OLYREAX 20100213I TAPE: EF10/0142 IN_TIME: 11:01:40:16 DURATION: 00:03:22:04 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Whistler - 13 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Wide shot, news conference 2. Mid shot, media at news conference 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation: "The run of Nodar (Kumaritashvili) appeared to be routine until curve 15 . At that time ,he came out late of the exit of the curve. This resulted in a late entrance into curve 16 - the finish curve. Although he attempted to correct the situation, he shot up into the roof of curve 16. The angle in which he did so resulted in him experiencing a G-force that literally collapsed his body, rendering it difficult to control the sled, which in this case he was not able to do. Once this happened he was literally at the mercy of the path of the sled. At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash." 4. Wide news conference 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation: "As for moving forward, the jury has made a decision to lower the men''s competition start to the current women''s start. The track crew has also overnight raised the wall where the accident happened, in addition to some ice profile changes that was made at the site as well. 6. Person wearing ''Vancouver 2010'' logo 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tim Gayda, VANOC Vice President of Sport: "We are quite confident on the number of runs that we did provide all the teams, both starting in 2008 and then leading into the 2009 and the Games. So, from a safety perspective, we went thoroughly through all that and feel confident that we got the right number of runs for the teams." 8. Pan of news conference 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation: "None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a.....(pauses)...they lost a friend yesterday. It is emotional for everyone." 10. Mid shot of Josef Fendt, President of International Luge Federation at news conference 11. SOUNDBITE: (German) Josef Fendt, President of International Luge Federation: "Regarding the fastest speed on the track, I never said it was 137 kilometres per hour (85 miles per hour) and that is not my exact number. But we know that all tracks that are set up for 137 or 140 kilometres per hour (85 or 87 miles per hour) now are getting faster over time. For example, we know that in St. Moritz and Salt Lake City, the tracks went well beyond 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour) they went to 144 kilometres per hour (89 miles per hour). What I have said in the past is the the planning of future tracks we have to make sure that the tracks do not go over 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour)." 12. Various of end of news conference. STORYLINE The start of men''s Olympic luge competition has been moved farther down the track, international luge officials said on Saturday, a decision made with the "emotional component" of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor. They reiterated that the lightning-fast track was safe for competition, and Olympic officials said they were "completely satisfied" with the adjustments. An extra session of men''s training, as well as all four runs of the men''s event - two on Saturday, two on Sunday - will begin from the women''s start ramp. It means speeds, at least for the men, will be a bit lower at the Whistler Sliding Track, where 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili crashed and died in a training run on Friday after his body flew over the track wall and smashed into a steel pole. "The run of Nodar appeared to be routine until curve 15," Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of the International Luge Federation told a news conference. "At that time,he came out late of the exit of the curve. This resulted in a late entrance into curve 16 - the finish curve. Although he attempted to correct the situation, he shot up into the roof of curve 16. The angle in which he did so resulted in him experiencing a G-force that literally collapsed his body, rendering it difficult to control the sled, which in this case he was not able to do." Romstad said once this happened, Kumaritashvili was literally at the mercy of the path of the sled. "At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash." The decision to change the start''s location seemed to have the desired effect. None of the 36 sliders who took a sixth practice run broke 90 miles per hour (144.84 kilometres per hour) after speeds routinely surpassed 95 miles per hour (152.88 kilometres per hour) earlier in the week. Other changes were made overnight, including raising the wall at Curve 16, the area where Kumaritashvili crashed; some modifications were also made to the surface of the ice itself. When training resumed from the lower start, American Tony Benshoof - the first man to slide in the session - navigated the track without incident. Kumaritashvili''s teammate, Levan Gureshidze, did not take his sixth run down the course. There was no official word on why he did not slide or if he had withdrawn from the field. "None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a ... they lost a friend yesterday. It is emotional for everyone," Romstad said. Kumaritashvili''s death was believed to be the first on a sanctioned luge track since December 1975, the federation said. It remains unknown if the start positions will be changed for upcoming bobsled and skeleton competitions, a decision that will be made in consultation with the governing body for those sports and not the FIL. Including past training sessions starting last November, Kumaritashvili had 26 runs down the icy chute in all, and data distributed by the FIL indicated that he crashed at least three times around the area of the final curve. From the men''s luge start, which won''t be used going forward during these Olympics, Kumaritashvili crashed four times in 16 tries. Canada Olympic Games
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Canada Oly Death 2 - WRAP Georgian Olympic luger dies after crash during practice; STILLS ADDS IOC reax
NAME: CAN OLY DE2 20100212I TAPE: EF10/0137 IN_TIME: 10:09:51:21 DURATION: 00:03:38:02 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Whistler/Vancouver, 11/12 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: Check shotlist for details SHOTLIST AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 1. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia at the start during the first training day for the men''s singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the event taking place in Whistler, British Columbia 2. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili just before crashing during training run AP TELEVISION Vancouver - 12 February 2010 3. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge entering news conference 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Adams, International Olympic Committee spokesman: "It is with great regret that we confirm the death of the Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili during the final training session at the Whistler Sliding Centre this morning. Mr Kumaritashvili died after crashing on the last corner of the course during training. Doctors were unable to revive the athlete, who later died in hospital." AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 5. STILL showing Nodar Kumaritashvili during training 6. STILL showing Kumaritashvili receiving help from paramedics 7. STILL showing track volunteers comforting each other as an ambulance carries Nodar Kumaritashvili AP TELEVISION Vancouver - 12 February 2010 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President: "Sorry, it''s a bit difficult to remain composed. This is a very sad day. The IOC is in deep mourning. Here you have a young athlete who lost his life in pursuing his passion. He had a dream to participate in the Olympic Games, he trained hard and he had this fatal accident. I have no words to say what we feel." 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Furlong, Chief Executive of the Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC): "We are heartbroken beyond words. To be sitting here, I am so sorry to be in this position, to be reporting this to you. It''s not something I had prepared for, or ever thought I would need to be prepared for." 10. Wide of news conference 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President: "I understand your question. I would be ready to debate or to deliberate with you at the proper time. But I''m sorry, this is a time for sorrow. It''s not a time to look for reasons. That will come in due time." 12. Rogge exiting news conference Whistler - 11 February 2010 13. Mid of news conference, pull in to Mark Grimmette of the USA Luge team 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Grimmette, USA Luge team: "Well, I think we are probably getting close. The track''s fast, it certainly is. You definitely have to be on your game from 11 down. And so, I think that''s definitely something they''re gonna have to take into account when they design future tracks." 15. ++Jump cut++ Grimmette, pan to American luger Christian Niccum 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Niccum, USA Luge team: "Its getting very close. We had a crash when the track was opened up, when we homologated the track, and then we crashed right at the fastest section, between 14 and 15, and it was just a simple rollover, not a big deal. We weren''t bruised or anything, but when I hit that ice, going 90 miles an hour, it turns into fire." ++ends in the middle of the last word "fire"++ AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 17. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili at the start of his training run STORYLINE IOC President Jacques Rogge said Olympics officials were in "deep mourning" on Friday following the death of a Georgian luger in a training crash just a few hours before the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Games. Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed after flying off the track wall, hitting a steel pylon on the final turn of his run at the treacherous Whistler Sliding Centre. "I have no words to say what we feel," Rogge said at an International Olympic Committee news conference. Rogge said he was in contact with the 21-year-old athlete''s family, the Georgian national Olympic committee and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who was in Vancouver for the games. Rogge said it wasn''t clear whether the Georgians would withdraw from the Olympics. Georgia has seven other athletes entered in the games, four men and three women. The team has three Alpine skiers, three freestyle skiers and another men''s luger, Levran Guereshidze. Rogge said the crash was being investigated by the international luge federation but he declined to speculate on possible changes in the competition. The men''s luge is scheduled to being on Saturday. The Whistler track is considered the world''s fastest and several Olympians recently questioned its safety. On Thursday, five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette, chosen as the US team''s flag bearer, said the speeds on the track were pushing the boundaries of safety. "This track is fast and you definitely have to be on your game," he said. American luger Christian Niccum crashed during a World Cup event in Whistler last year. "When I hit that ice going 90 mph it turns into fire," Niccum said at a news conference on Thursday. More than a dozen competitors have crashed during Olympic luge training. Rogge however declined to comment at Friday''s news conference on whether the course was too dangerous. "I''m sorry, this is a time for sorrow," he told one reporter. "It''s not a time to look for reasons. That will come in due time."
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Canada Oly Luge 2 - WRAP Saakashvili, IOC official on luger''s death, track, US luger
NAME: CAN OLLUG2 20100214I TAPE: EF10/0141 IN_TIME: 11:02:43:05 DURATION: 00:02:59:02 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Whistler - 13 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Tilt up to Olympic rings, half mast flags 2. Pan of floral tributes at base of rings 3. Close up of still photo of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili 4. Wide of news conference with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian President: "They have spoken and they said that what happen yesterday was because of human error. Well with all due respect and I''m not a competent person to talk about these issues and I don''t claim to know the technical details, but one thing I know for sure that no sport mistake is supposed to lead to a death, no sport mistake is supposed to be fatal. Mistakes do happen in sports but we are talking about sports where there is competitiveness, there is danger, but we should avoid whatever consequence could be. The question were asked about this place we were told by other sportsmen there were some suggestion that this wall should have been higher there because there was eventuality of this happening. (The) good news is that they built it now but I think the best news would be in the future they listen more to the grievances of sportsmen. They listen more to the sensitivities and we don''t have to do things in the aftermath. If this death, which is very tragic by itself, can lead to improved security and improved response to people in expressing their concerns, that''s would be, maybe then it was not in vain, anyway any human death is not acceptable certainly." 6. Wide of news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mark Adams, International Olympic Committee spokesman: "We certainly didn''t hear of anything about excessive speed, no, and we are totally convinced that the sliding centre is very, very safe. There have been 5000 runs on that run, and as far I understand the safety issues, it is a good - for want of a better word, the technical term is crash ratio, is very good for that sliding centre." 8. Wide of news conference 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Benshoff, US Luge Team, speaking in Whistler town centre: "Well we were going from ladies start right off the bat, so they immediately dropped us down to the lower start so you know, I could have been first or tenth and it wouldn''t have made a difference. I''m just trying to focus on the run you know and try to have a good race. Obviously it was a huge tragedy and everyone is pretty torn up about it." (Question: Was it hard to focus on the run knowing what had happened, I mean does it change things?) "Yeah, a little bit, but I just did my best to keep it out of my head, I mean you know, I''m sure that''s what everyone was trying to do." 10. Blackcomb Gondola cable car pod passing STORYLINE Tributes continued to pour in at the Vancouver Olympics, following the death Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was killed in a training run. Flags were at half mast and floral tributes were laid next to the Olympic rings display in the wake of the tragedy at the Whistler Sliding Track on Friday. Olympic officials have moved the start of the men''s luge event to the women''s ramp which is 30 metres farther down the slope, saying they made the decision with the emotions of the athletes in mind. They also modified the last turn where Kumaritashvili crashed, erecting a 12-foot-high wooden wall to cover the exposed steel beams. The lower start means speeds in the men''s competition will be a bit slower. On Saturday evening, Georgia''s President Mikheil Saakashvili welcomed the changes but reacted strongly to an investigation by the International Luge Federation that said the crash that killed Kumaritashvili was the result of human error. While acknowledging that he was not competent to talk about the technical details of the sport and the accident, Saakashvili said "no sports mistake is supposed to be fatal." He also dismissed suggestions that the Kumaritashvili was inexperienced and questioned why organisers did not take the advice of competitors who said the luge wall should have been higher before the accident occurred. However Saakashvili emphasised he was not accusing the officials of negligence. "(The) good news is that they built it now but I think the best news would be in the future they listen more to the grievances of sportsmen. They listen more to the sensitivities and we don''t have to do things in the aftermath." Saakashvili said. Concerns about the lightning-fast course had been raised for months. There were worries that the 100 (m) million-plus venue was too technically difficult, and a lack of significant practice time by everyone but the host nation''s sliders would result in a rash of accidents. In a joint statement, the luge federation and Vancouver Olympic officials said Kumaritashvili was late coming out of the next-to-last turn and failed to compensate. Mark Adams, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) spokesman, said that the IOC was convinced of the safety of the luge track at the Whistler Sliding Centre. "There have been 5000 runs on that run and as far I understand the safety issues, it is a good - for want of a better word, the technical term is crash ratio, is very good for that sliding centre," he added. Meanwhile, the first heats for the men''s luge competition were without incident on Saturday evening. Some athletes decided not to do runs, but the 36 sliders who did compete all wore black tape on the left sides of their helmets in tribute to Kumaritashvili. None of them broke 90 miles per hour (144.84 kilometres per hour) after speeds routinely surpassed 95 miles per hour (152.88 kilometres per hour) earlier in the week. Not all athletes were happy about the slower course, but US Luge team member Tony Bernshoff who was seventh heading into Sunday''s final runs welcomed the changes. He everyone was "pretty torn up" about Kumaritashvili''s death and were trying to focus on the competition.
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Canada Oly Death - Luger dies during practice, stills, IOC, Georgia minister reax
NAME: CAN OLY DE 20100213Ix TAPE: EF10/0138 IN_TIME: 10:16:57:14 DURATION: 00:04:21:00 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/AP PHOTOS DATELINE: Whistler/Vancouver - 11/12 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: See Shotlist SHOTLIST: AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 1. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia at the start during the first training day for the men''s singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the event taking place in Whistler, British Columbia 2. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili just before crashing during training run AP TELEVISION Vancouver - 12 February 2010 3. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge entering news conference 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Adams, International Olympic Committee spokesman: "It is with great regret that we confirm the death of the Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili during the final training session at the Whistler Sliding Centre this morning. Mr Kumaritashvili died after crashing on the last corner of the course during training. Doctors were unable to revive the athlete, who later died in hospital." AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 5. STILL showing Nodar Kumaritashvili during training 6. STILL showing Kumaritashvili receiving help from paramedics 7. STILL showing track volunteers comforting each other as an ambulance carries Nodar Kumaritashvili AP TELEVISION Vancouver - 12 February 2010 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President: "Sorry, it''s a bit difficult to remain composed. This is a very sad day. The IOC is in deep mourning. Here you have a young athlete who lost his life in pursuing his passion. He had a dream to participate in the Olympic Games, he trained hard and he had this fatal accident. I have no words to say what we feel." 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Furlong, Chief Executive of the Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC): "We are heartbroken beyond words. To be sitting here, I am so sorry to be in this position, to be reporting this to you. It''s not something I had prepared for, or ever thought I would need to be prepared for." 10. Wide of news conference 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President: "I understand your question. I would be ready to debate or to deliberate with you at the proper time. But I''m sorry, this is a time for sorrow. It''s not a time to look for reasons. That will come in due time." AP TELEVISION Vancouver - 12 February 2010 12. Wide pan of news conference 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikolos Rurua, Georgian Minister for Culture and Sport: "You know, during the summer Olympics of July 2008 in Beijing, Georgia was invaded by Russia and our team, despite of that fact, persevered and stayed and competed and won several medals in Beijing. So, our sportsmen and our athletes decided to be loyal to the spirit of the Olympic Games and they will compete and dedicate their performance to their fallen comrade." 14. Wide of news conference 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikolos Rurua, Georgian Minister for Culture and Sport: "Of course, in order to prevent such devastating events in future, it must be very, very thoroughly studied, and I hope that the promise that we had from officials will be carried through." AP TELEVISION Whistler - 11 February 2010 16. Mid of news conference, pull in to Mark Grimmette of the USA Luge team 17. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Grimmette, USA Luge team: "Well, I think we are probably getting close. The track''s fast, it certainly is. You definitely have to be on your game from 11 down. And so, I think that''s definitely something they''re gonna have to take into account when they design future tracks." 18. ++Jump cut++ Grimmette, pan to American luger Christian Niccum 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Christian Niccum, USA Luge team: "Its getting very close. We had a crash when the track was opened up, when we homologated the track, and then we crashed right at the fastest section, between 14 and 15, and it was just a simple rollover, not a big deal. We weren''t bruised or anything, but when I hit that ice, going 90 miles an hour, it turns into fire." ++ends in the middle of the last word "fire"++ AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/ For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Whistler - 12 February 2010 20. STILL of Nodar Kumaritashvili at the start of his training run STORYLINE IOC President Jacques Rogge said Olympics officials were in "deep mourning" on Friday following the death of a Georgian luger in a training crash just a few hours before the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Games. Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed after flying off the track wall, hitting a steel pylon on the final turn of his run at the treacherous Whistler Sliding Centre. "I have no words to say what we feel," Rogge said at an International Olympic Committee news conference. Rogge said he was in contact with the 21-year-old athlete''s family, the Georgian national Olympic committee and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who was in Vancouver for the games. Speaking at a separate news conference on Friday, Georgia''s Minister for Culture and Sport, Nikolos Rurua, said the Georgian athletes would not withdraw from the Olympics. "You know, during the summer Olympics of July 2008 in Beijing, Georgia was invaded by Russia and our team, despite that fact, persevered and stayed and competed and won several medals in Beijing," Rurua said. The minister added that his countrymen and women would compete in the games and "dedicate their performance to their fallen comrade." Georgia has seven other athletes entered in the games, four men and three women. The team has three Alpine skiers, three freestyle skiers and another men''s luger, Levran Guereshidze. Rogge said the crash was being investigated by the international luge federation but he declined to speculate on possible changes in the competition. The men''s luge is scheduled to be held on Saturday. The Whistler track is considered the world''s fastest and several Olympians recently questioned its safety. On Thursday, five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette, chosen as the US team''s flag bearer, said the speeds on the track were pushing the boundaries of safety. "This track is fast and you definitely have to be on your game," he said. American luger Christian Niccum crashed during a World Cup event in Whistler last year. "When I hit that ice going 90 mph it turns into fire," Niccum said at a news conference on Thursday. More than a dozen competitors have crashed during Olympic luge training. Rogge however declined to comment at Friday''s news conference on whether the course was too dangerous. "I''m sorry, this is a time for sorrow," he told one reporter. "It''s not a time to look for reasons. That will come in due time." Canada Olympic Games
Canada Oly Rogge - IOC president promises to try to prevent repeat of crash that killed luger
NAME: CAN OL ROG 20100221I TAPE: EF10/0164 IN_TIME: 10:16:05:05 DURATION: 00:02:28:16 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Vancouver - 15/20 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 20 February, 2010 1. Wide of Olympic cauldron 2. President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge arriving at media centre 3. Rogge and IOC spokesman Mark Adams talking to journalists 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, IOC President: "There is one thing that is certain: I will do everything in my power that this should not happen again in the future. What exactly, is something that has to be discussed on a technical level together with the International Federation. There are three parameters in that, that is the venue itself, that is the rules of competition - which include training, testing and so on, and there is a qualification standard and the quality of the athletes. And we have to find a balance between these three issues, so that this does not happen in the future anymore." 5. Cutaway of Rogge talking to journalists 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, IOC President: "We are waiting for the inquiry of the coroner, we are waiting for the inquiry of the Royal Mounted Police here in Vancouver and in Canada, and we are waiting for the inquiry of the International Luge Federation. And that will come probably mid March, early April. We''ll look into that, and in collaboration with the International Federation we''ll take all the steps that might be needed." 15 February 2010 7. Casket of killed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili being carried out of funeral home 8. Wide of casket being carried to hearse by Georgian teammates and Olympic officials 9. Georgian team officials wearing black armbands 20 February, 2010 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, IOC President: "You know, the tragedy is something we will not forget, that goes without saying. There were errors in the beginning, but I must commend VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Committee) because they have changed everything very fast, they have corrected that very fast." 11. Wide of Vancouver skyline 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacques Rogge, IOC President: "The fine weather, good competition, good crowds, fantastic atmosphere in the city - that has changed a lot." 13. Rogge leaving 14. Various of Vancouver skylines STORYLINE: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge promised on Saturday to do "everything in my power" to prevent a repeat of the crash that killed an Olympic luger and raised questions about safety of speed events. Rogge said in an interview with The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee would work with the luge federation to "take all the steps that might be needed" to avoid another tragedy at future games. Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian, was killed on February 12, just hours before the opening ceremony, when he slammed into a trackside pole after losing control of his sled during a training run at nearly 145 kilometres per hour (90 mph). Within hours of Kumaritashvili''s death, the international luge federation ruled the crash was caused by athlete error and not the lighting-fast track at Whistler. The luger''s family and others have blamed his death on the course design, which has also caused concern among some bobsledders competing on the same track. Rogge said the IOC is awaiting the results of investigations by the coroner, Canadian police and the luge federation, which is due by early April. "We will look into that in collaboration with the international federation and we''ll take all the steps that might be needed," Rogge said. "The tragedy is something we will not forget, that goes without saying." At the halfway point of these Olympics, Rogge said the games were shaping up as a success despite a spate of organisational glitches in the first few days. "There were errors in the beginning, but I must commend VANOC," he said, referring to the local organising committee. "They have changed everything. They have corrected that very fast." Rogge said after weather problems in Whistler and Cypress Mountain, the situation eased with the arrival of sunny and clear conditions. "The fine weather, good competition, good crowds, fantastic atmosphere in the city - that has changed a lot." Canada Olympic Games
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Georgia Funeral - People arrive for funeral of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili
NAME: GEO FUNERAL 20100220I TAPE: EF10/0161 IN_TIME: 10:31:19:15 DURATION: 00:01:24:16 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Bakuriani, 20 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Long shot of village Bakuriani 2. Wide shot of street in Bakuriani 3. People lighting candles at vigil for Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili 4. Close up of candles 5. Photo of Kumaritashvili 6. Wide of exterior of Kumaritashvili''s house 7. Closeup of flowers 8. People going into house 9. SOUNDBITE: (Georgian) Soso Jachvliani, President of Georgia''s Arm Wrestling Association: "This is a huge tragedy for Georgia and for the family. He was a great man and a great athlete. My deep condolences to his family. It is very hard to speak at this point." 10. People crying 11. Various of people in front of house STORYLINE: Georgians were are paying their last respects to a young luger whose death cast a pall over the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics and sent his nation into mourning. Twenty-one-year old Nodar Kumaritashvili is to be buried Saturday in the cemetery of a tiny church in the snowy village of Bakuriani. Kumaritashvili died last week after slamming into a steel pole on the luge course hours before the opening of the games. An investigation found that he was late in coming out of the next-to-last turn and failed to compensate. Friends and family gathered for a traditional funeral feast on Saturday. They once again rejected the results of the investigation, blaming the design of the course for his death.
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Georgia Olympics - Mourning in hometown of Olympic crash luger, father reax
NAME: GEO OLY 20100215Ix TAPE: EF10/0145 IN_TIME: 10:36:35:01 DURATION: 00:01:40:19 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Bakuriani - 15 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Wide of Bakuriani, Georgia''s top ski resort 2. Wide of people gathering at Nodar Kumaritashvili''s house 3. Nodar Kumaritashvili''s father, David Kumaritashvili, being consoled by friends 4. Nodar Kumaritashvili''s relatives standing in front of house 5. David Kumaritashvili crying 6. David Kumaritashvili and other relatives in front of house 7. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) David Kumaritashvili, father of Nodar Kumaritashvili: "He (Nodar Kumaritashvili) called me four days ago and said ''Dad, I really fear that curve''. He was speaking about that curve where he died. I know that other sportsmen have had problems there as well and some countries refused to train afterwards. Those steel poles should not have been there, it was not safe. If not for that pole he would have returned home safely." 8. Relatives grieving inside house 9. Photos of Nodar Kumaritashvili on table 10. Close of photo of Nodar Kumaritashvili 11. Relatives grieving STORYLINE In a call home shortly before he was thrown from his luge and killed on an Olympic training run, Nodar Kumaritashvili told his father that he was afraid of the brand-new, lightning-quick track in Whistler. "He told me, ''Dad, I really fear that curve,''" David Kumaritashvili, a former luger himself, told The Associated Press on Monday at his home in the snow-covered slopes of Georgia''s top ski resort, Bakuriani. 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili died during Friday practice when he lost control of his sled and slammed into a trackside steel pole at nearly 145 kilometres (90 miles per hour). Concerns about the course had been raised earlier. There were worries that the 100 (m) million (US) dollar-plus venue was too technically demanding, and that only the host nation''s sliders would have enough practice time to adapt. In a joint statement, the luge federation and Vancouver Olympic officials blamed the accident on the athlete, saying Kumaritashvili was late coming out of the next-to-last turn and failed to compensate. His 46-year-old father angrily rejected this argument. "Those steel poles should not have been there, it was not safe. If not for that pole he would have returned home safely," David Kumaritashvili said. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has also criticised organisers, saying that an athlete''s mistake shouldn''t result in his death. Saakashvili called Kumaritashvili''s father and promised him that his son''s body will be flown home as quickly as formalities allow. No date has been set for the funeral yet. A steady stream of neighbours and friends came to Kumaritashvili''s home on Monday, bearing flowers and condolences for the family. The luger was the pride of his hometown, where he was known for his high spirits and generosity. The village of 1,500 was one of the sites Georgia proposed in its failed bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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YURI ANDROPOV
UNRELATED CLIPS. CR:25 OFF AIR FEED FROM SOVIET TV. MS NEWSCASTER ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF SOVIET LEADER YURI ANDROPOV. CU PHOTO OF ANDROPOV. B/W CLIP FROM A SOVIET MOVIE. VS CLIP OF A TELEVISED CHAMBER TRIO PLAYING SOMBER MUSIC. BARS. VO FROM RADIO MOSCOW (BUZZ ON TRACK) ANNOUNCING ANDROPOV'S DEATH. CR:163 CLIP OF A RUSSIAN ORCHESTRA PLAYING CLASSICAL MUSIC. CR:213 SOUNDBITE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR JOHN GLENN (D-OH) ON ANDROPOV'S DEATH AND WHETHER PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN SHOULD GO TO HIS FUNERAL OR NOT. CR:292 MS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE GEORGE MCGOVERN LAMENTS OVER THE FACT THAT ANDROPOV NEVER MET WITH REAGAN AND HOPES THAT REAGAN CAN INITIATE A DIALOGUE WITH THE SOVIET UNION. HE ALSO THINKS THAT FOREIGN MINISTER ANDREI GROMYKO IS A LIKELY CANDIDATE TO SUCCEED ANDROPOV. LIVE OFF AIR FOOTAGE. CR:347 CLIP OF THE OLYMPIC HOCKEY MATCH BETWEEN THE US AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA. SU XLS OLD CITY AREA OF SARAJEVO, YUGOSLAVIA. ZOOM OUT AND PAN TO THE LUGE SKIING HUT. CLIP OF OPENING DAY PARADE WITH SOUTH KOREANS. B/W FOOTAGE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AT LAKE PLACID, 1932. CR:427 MORE OF THE XIV OLYMPIC OPENING DAY PARADES IN YUGOSLAVIA. CR:460 LS OF SAME. CR:503 B/W FOOTAGE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN GERMANY IN 1936. CLIPS OF NAZI LEADER ADOLF HITLER AND SKATER SONJA HENIE. CR:515 MORE OF THE OPENING DAY PARADES. CR:613 B/W CLIPS FROM THE OLYMPICS IN FRANCE, 1948. CR:626 VS JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH AND BRANKO MIKULIC, PRESIDENTS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. CLIPS. MS THEY EACH MAKE AN OPENING DAY SPEECH. LS OF ARENA. CR:684 MS MIKA SPILJAK, PRESIDENT OF THE PRESIDENCY OF YUGOSLAVIA ALSO ADDRESSES THE CROWD. VS OF CROWD. VS BALLOONS ASCEND FROM THE ARENA. CR:712 FOOTAGE FROM THE 1952 OLYMPICS IN NORWAY. CR:722 VS THE OLYMPIC FLAG IS DISPLAYED TO THE CROWD BY CARRYING IT ALONG THE RUNWAY. VS FLAG CARRIERS PASS MIKULIC AND SAMARANCH AT A REVIEWING STAND. THE FLAG IS HOISTED UP ON A POLE. CR:768 VS NORWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT MARCHING BAND. CR:823 FOOTAGE FROM THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1960. MORE OF THE OLYMPIC FESTIVITIES. HAS DANCERS MAKE INTERESTING CONFIGURATIONS IN THE CENTER OF THE ARENA. CLIP. CI: PERSONALITIES: ANDROPOV, YURI. PERSONALITIES: GLENN, JOHN. PERSONALITIES: REAGAN, RONALD. PERSONALITIES: MCGOVERN, GEORGE. PERSONALITIES: HITLER, ADOLF. PERSONALITIES: HENIE, SONJA. PERSONALITIES: SAMARANCH, JUAN ANTONIO. PERSONALITIES: MIKULIC, BRANKO. PERSONALITIES: SPILJAK, MIKA. SPORTS: OLYMPICS. CEREMONIES: OLYMPIC.
Georgia Olympics - Residents in capital react to tragic death of luger
NAME: GEO OLY 20100212I TAPE: EF10/0138 IN_TIME: 11:10:12:23 DURATION: 00:01:31:04 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tbilisi - 13 Feb 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Various of traffic 2. Wide of people walking in street 3. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Rezo Bakhtadze, vox pop: "The tragedy that happened yesterday in Vancouver which caused the death of the young Georgian sportsman is very painful for us. Nowadays in Georgia the sport is on the rise and losing a young talent is very sad. I have heard that safety problems might have caused the death and I hope that international sports committee will investigate the issue." 4. Mid of people walking 5. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Nana Tskvaradze, vox pop: "The death of our sportsman is a big tragedy for Georgia, for the family of the sportsman and for his team. There is information that there might be a problem with safety issues there and I think it has to be investigated." 6. Mid of street STORYLINE: Tbilisi residents reacted to the death of a Georgian sportsman in Vancouver on Friday, calling it "a tragedy". Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, crashed into the wall entering the final straight of a training run and was killed after smashing into an unpadded steel girder. "The tragedy that happened yesterday in Vancouver which caused the death of the young Georgian sportsman is very painful for us, " said Georgian Rezo Bakhtadze. Flirting with 145 kilometres per hour (kph) (90 miles per hour (mph)) speeds on a 100 million (m) US dollars track, Kumaritashvili lost control and his body went airborne, arms and legs flailing over the opposite side of the track. Paramedics began working on Kumaritashvili within seconds, quickly starting chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, all to no avail. The IOC said Kumaritashvili was pronounced dead at a trauma centre in Whistler. Reacting to the news in the Georgian capital people said the cause of the accident had to be investigated. "There is information that there might be a problem with safety issues there and I think it has to be investigated," said Nana Tskvaradze. Shortly after the Olympic cauldron was lit on Friday night, officials from both the International Luge Federation (FIL) and the Vancouver 2010 organising committee announced changes to the track, including "a raising of the walls at the exit of Curve 16 and a change in the ice profile." The statement did not offer any more specifics. Kumaritashvili''s crash was studied on video, they said, concluding that he was offline coming out of Curve 15 and "did not compensate properly to make correct entrance into Curve 16." "The technical officials of the FIL were able to retrace the path of the athlete and concluded there was no indication that the accident was caused by deficiencies in the track," FIL and Vancouver Organising Committee (VANOC) said in a statement. VANOC also said the British Columbia coroners office and Royal Canadian Mounted Police would investigate the crash.
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