The Reporting of Nomar Kumaritashvili’s Death in the Pre-Olympic Games


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The Reporting of Nomar Kumaritashvili's Death in the Pre-Olympic Games
The Olympics are usually a time of great celebration, a time of rejoicing and national pride through competitive sporting events. However, some issues arise when the mantra of the Olympics revolves less around athletic merit and more about sensational television footage. Nomar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian luger, died tragically during the pre-Olympic games on a track unfit for competition. There are many issues that this incident brings to light. In a world where competition and publicity reign supreme, this athlete- and many like him- pay a toll for more viewers and a more sensationalist way of doing things. In the contemporary world, these incidents are much more...
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