17 Shocking Stories Of Athletes Who Died Mid-Competition

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When a sportsperson or athlete takes to the field, we like to think that they will entertain us with their abilities. But sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Here are 17 athletes who died when doing the sport that they loved.

Nodar Kumaritashvili


In 2010 during one of the final training runs for the luge, Kumaritashvili suffered a fatal accident when his luge went off the track and he hit a metal siding. This was to be his Winter Olympics debut. As it was a training run for the Winter Olympics, the fatal crash was broadcasted on live TV.

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