A luge competitor has died after leaving the track at high speed during Winter Olympic training in Canada.
Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili was given emergency resuscitation treatment at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
His sled left the Olympic track and smashed into a steel pole. An Olympic official confirmed he had been killed.
Source: BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/vancouver_2010/luge/8513595.stm