Welcome to the big leagues. Yup Luge is dangerous. You knew that just by looking at it. This poor Georgian boy, Nodar Kumaritashvili, knew that too.
I'm very very sorry about his accident. He died following his dreams.
Hindsight is 20/20. My 20/20 hindsight says we should put some Plexiglas in front of those posts and anywhere else that looks like it could be fatal. Sure it would hurt worse than the worst body-check in all of hockey and might still be fatal. It would at least prevent Nodar's particular accident. You could call them Nodar's barriers.
Engineers make your pitches. That track has got to reopen and fast. I think we would all feel better if it was reopened as the safest track in the world.
The Olympics are a really big deal. Its like an election except the whole world is paying very close attention. I hope everyone is triple checking everything right now. Athletes included.