Luge controversy continues

By QMI Agency

The head of Georgia's Olympic contingent isn't ruling out taking further action following the death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the Vancouver Games.

Giorgi Natsvlishvili suggested in comments aired on Georgia's Rustavi-2 television that the controversy — the 21-year-old was killed in a brutal crash while training at the Whistler Sliding Centre last Friday — is far from over in Georgia.

"Regarding further actions, let's wait for the result of the investigation and then decide together with the family," he said, though no specifics were offered.

Natsvlishvili also said "safety standards were not properly observed" at the Whistler track, where the Georgian luger crashed twice while training, including the fatal incident.

"No matter what the speed, the sportsman should never have left the track."

Kumaritashvili's death made international headlines and sent shockwaves through the sporting world. Following a small funeral in Vancouver, his body was flown home earlier this week.

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