The deceased is Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old luger from Georgia. RIP. According to an article on the WaPo website, Vancouver's new bobsled, luge and skeleton track is considered the fastest in the world and the most prone to crashes. The linked video provides a very good idea of the speeds that these athletes reach. It's not gory, but still a video of a tragic accident, so please bear that in mind (he crashed head first into a metal pole). Because of its outcome, I decided not to embed the video here.