WARNING: this video is alarming and gruesome.
Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was flung from the track during a practice run in Vancouver.
Nodar Kumaritashvili was only 21 years old – our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Although YouTube has pulled the luge crash video from its site, the deadly crash can be viewed here:
**luge crash video removed due to copyright violations**