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Despite Luge Death, Opening Ceremony Goes On

Despite Luge Death, Opening Ceremony Goes On


A day that started with tragedy
ended with celebration in Vancouver Friday, despite the
training run death of Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili. The Vancouver Olympics Opening
Ceremonies were launched Friday night in BC Place Stadium. The festive mood contrasted
sharply with the grief that befell the games earlier in the
day when Kumaritashvili died in a horrific crash on the
sliding track at Whistler. The Canadian team is scheduled
to be the last contingent in the Parade of Nations at
Friday’s ceremony, marching behind flag bearer, Clara
Hughes, the defending gold medalist in the 5,000
meter speed skating race. [INAUDIBLE], the Associated
Press, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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