Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Georgia at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of Georgia.svg
IOC code GEO
NOC Georgian National Olympic Committee
Website (Georgian) (English)
in Vancouver
Competitors 8 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Iason Abramashvili (Opening) Elene Gedevanishvili (Closing)
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)
2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony - Georgia entering cropped.jpg

Georgia participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a team of 8 athletes. On the day of the opening ceremony, Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died in an accident while practicing for the games.[1]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Iason Abramashvili Men's giant slalom 1:21.85 1:25.38 2:47.23 46
Men's slalom 51.89 DSQ
Jaba Gelashvili Men's giant slalom 1:23.61 1:26.71 2:50.32 50
Men's slalom DNF
Nino Tsiklauri Women's giant slalom DNF
Women's slalom 59.77 1:02.55 2:02.32 50

Figure skating[edit]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Elene Gedevanishvili Ladies' 61.92 9 93.32 17 155.24 14
Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze Ice dancing 26.65 20 42.22 21 63.45 22 132.32 22


Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
Levan Gureshidze Men's singles withdrew
Nodar Kumaritashvili Men's singles died in an accident during training


The Whistler Sliding Centre, which has recorded some of the fastest speeds in luge, has experienced several accidents occurred during training runs leading up to the start of the games.[2] During a training session on February 12, the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died of injuries caused by a crash in the final turn of the course at speeds of 143 kilometres per hour (89 mph), crashing into the side of the turn, sending him into a steel support pillar. He died at a local hospital shortly after.[3]

The International Luge Federation immediately called an emergency meeting after the incident, and all other training runs were called off for the day.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili dies after crash". BBC Sport. February 12, 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Georgian luger killed in training". Toronto Sun: QMI Agency. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.