In one of the most classless acts I've seen in a long time, the International Olympic Committee had this to say in their official report regarding the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili:
It appears after a routine run, the athlete came late out of curve 15 and did not compensate properly to make correct entrance into curve 16. This resulted in a late entrance into curve 16 and although the athlete worked to correct the problem he eventually lost control of the sled resulting in the tragic accident. The technical officials of the FIL were able to retrace the path of the athlete and concluded there was no indication that the accident was caused by deficiencies in the track.
I don't know how everyone else out there feels, but I think that this the most blatant act of disrespect toward an athlete I have ever seen. What must the family be feeling right now? If the track was as safe as they claimed, then why make the drastic modifications to the track? Why start the men's race at the location of the women's? Why tell the committee organizing the Sochi Games of 2014 to, "those speeds at the Whistler Sliding Centre? Don't even dream of trying to match them." Why all these steps if there were "no deficiencies" in the track? All of these questions, I fear, will never be answered.