"The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Luge wish to express their sorrow to the country and the Olympic Committee of Georgia.  We are all one family in these Olympic Winter Games and when tragedy like this strikes one athlete, we all grieve.  We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Nodar Kumaritashvili, his teammates, the Georgian Luge Federation and the Republic of Georgia."

Larry Probst
Chairman, U.S. Olympic Committee

Dwight Bell
President USA Luge