Georgia at the 2010 Winter Olympics
|Georgia at the
2010 Winter Olympics
|NOC||Georgian National Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||8 in 3 sports|
|Flag bearer||Iason Abramashvili (Opening) Elene Gedevanishvili (Closing)|
|Winter Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
| Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)
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.
|Run 1||Run 2||Total||Rank|
|Iason Abramashvili||Men's giant slalom||1:21.85||1:25.38||2:47.23||46|
|Jaba Gelashvili||Men's giant slalom||1:23.61||1:26.71||2:50.32||50|
|Nino Tsiklauri||Women's giant slalom||DNF|
|Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze||Ice dancing||26.65||20||42.22||21||63.45||22||132.32||22|
|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. 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.
- "Olympic luger Nodar Kumaritashvili dies after crash". BBC Sport. February 12, 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- "Georgian luger killed in training". Toronto Sun: QMI Agency. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.