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Posted on: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Luge leaders study Olympic fatal crash report


Associated Press

ST. LEONHARD, Austria The International Luge Federation has begun meetings to finalize a report examining Nodar Kumaritashvili's death at the Vancouver Olympics.

Officials declined comment before Saturday's start of the two-day sessions of the federation's sport and technical commissions. They aim to approve an investigation into Kumaritashvili's fatal accident on Feb. 12.

The 21-year-old Georgian was flung from the Whistler track and struck an exposed steel pole after crashing at nearly 90 mph.

Federation leaders will deliver their document to the International Olympic Committee on Monday. The IOC will study the report before publishing a final draft, which will be sent to the British Columbia coroner's service for its investigation.