Thousands gather for funeral of Georgian Olympic luger

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 20, 2010 10:15 am

Instead of cheering him on in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, thousands of people in Georgia gathered for the funeral of Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili on Saturday.  The funeral was held at his family’s home, in the yard, and a traditional funeral feast was served.  Inside the house, Kumartiashvili’s body lay in a coffin.  He will be buried in the local cemetery in Bakuriani, which is Georgia’s top winter vacation destination.  The President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, was expected to attend the funeral service.