'All Canadians were deeply saddened'

A statement from the Prime Minister on the passing of Nodar Kumaritashvili.

“All Canadians were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Georgian Olympic team member Nodar Kumaritashvili following a luge training accident in Whistler today.  His competitive spirit and dedication to sports excellence will be remembered and honoured during the Games.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I send our deepest sympathies to Mr. Kumaritashvili’s family and friends and the entire Georgian Winter Olympic team.”

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