‘No single reason’ for luger death

BERCHTESGADEN, Germany (AP) The international luge federation blamed the death of Georgian racer Nodar Kumaritashvili on “driving errors,” saying Monday that “no single reason” caused his death in a training run at the Vancouver Olympics.

“Nodar did commit driving errors starting in curve 15-16, which as an accumulation ended in the impact that resulted in him leaving the track and subsequently hitting a post,” the report says.

During training in February, only hours before the opening ceremony, Kumaritashvili was flung from the ice at the Whistler Sliding Center and struck a steel pole after losing control of his sled on the final curve.

“After an in-depth analysis we concluded that there was no single reason, but a complex series of interrelated events which led to this tragedy,” FIL secretary general Svein Romstad said in a statement.