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Number of Luge Deaths

How many deaths have been caused by luge accidents?


According to the Sports Illustrated website, there are officially 2 fatal luge accidents in this sport’â„¢s history. The first death occurred during a trial run at the Winter Olympics of 1964, in Innsbruck (Austria), when the Polish British athlete Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski was killed. The second fatal accident took place at the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver (Canada) ‘“ Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed while in training.

This fact is verified on : June 12, 2010.

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