3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation:
"The run of Nodar (Kumaritashvili) appeared to be routine until curve 15. At that time, he came out late of the exit of the curve. This resulted in a late entrance into curve 16, the finish curve. Although he attempted to correct the situation, he shot up into the roof of curve 16. The angle in which he did so resulted in him experiencing a G-force that literally collapsed his body, rendering it difficult to control the sled, which in this case he was not able to do. Once this happened he was literally at the mercy of the path of the sled. At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash."
4. Wide of news conference
5. Person wearing ''Vancouver 2010'' logo
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Svein Romstad, Secretary-General, International Luge Federation:
"None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a, they lost a friend yesterday and it is emotional for everyone."
7. Blackcomb Gondola cable car pod passing
8. Wide of cable car and ski resort area
9. Close up of Olympic Sliding Centre sign
10. Wide of entrance to sliding centre
11. Workers move equipment with forklift
12. Helicopter flies behind trees
13. Russian coach entering
14. SOUNDBITE: (German) Thomas Schwab, head of German Bobsleigh and Luge Federation:
"Naturally, it has really shocked us. It is a big penalty for all teams and affects the athletes mentally. With this accident yesterday, all athletes must find a new concentration for the new start level for the competition this afternoon, but I think that all teams will face the same problems."
15. Sliding Centre banners
16. Olympic Rings, with visitors, medals plaza, flags at half mast behind
17. People take photographs of memorial to Nodar Kumaritashvili, luge athlete
18. Pan of floral tributes at base of Rings
19. Close up of picture of Kumaritashvili
20. SOUNDBITE: (Czech) Martin Novodny, Czech delegation member:
"We were really sad to hear the news, especially at the beginning of the whole competition. He was a really young guy. We hope that it won''t be that bad for the whole of the Games. We think that things will get better and better. We heard the sliding course will be shortened after the death and one has to be careful because you only get one life."
The start of the men''s Olympic luge competition has been moved farther down the track, international luge officials said on Saturday, a decision made with the "emotional component" of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor.
They reiterated that the lightning-fast track was safe for competition, and Olympic officials said they were "completely satisfied" with the adjustments.
An extra session of men''s training, as well as all four runs of the men''s event - two on Saturday, two on Sunday - was beginning from the women''s start ramp.
It led to slower speeds than those achieved by many contestants during training.
Visitors paid their respects to 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili, who crashed and died in a training run on Friday after his body flew over the track wall and smashed into a steel pole.
Flowers surrounded a framed photograph placed at the foot of the giant Olympic Rings at Whistler, British Colombia, where the winter games are under way.
"At the exit of curve 16 he hit the wall. This resulted in Nodar being catapulted onto the top of the wall resulting in the fatal crash," Svein Romstad, Secretary-General of the International Luge Federation told a news conference.
On Saturday, none of the 36 sliders, all of whom wore black tape on the left sides of their helmets in tribute to Kumaritashvili, broke 90 miles per hour (144.84 kilometres per hour) after speeds routinely surpassed 95 miles per hour (152.88 kilometres per hour) earlier in the week.
Other changes were made overnight, including raising the wall at Curve 16 and some modifications were also made to the surface of the ice itself.
Workmen were seen strapping padding material to metal posts alongside the luge track.
"None of our athletes have experienced what they have experienced. They have lost a, they lost a friend yesterday. It is emotional for everyone," Romstad said.
Kumaritashvili''s death was believed to be the first on a sanctioned luge track since December 1975, the federation said.
Including past training sessions starting last November, Kumaritashvili had 26 runs down the icy chute in all, and data distributed by the FIL indicated that he crashed at least three times around the area of the final curve.
From the men''s luge start, which won''t be used going forward during these Olympics, Kumaritashvili crashed four times in 16 tries.
Olympic officials maintained that the super-fast track was safe, saying Kumaritashvili''s death was the first in over 5000 descents of the track.
It remains unknown if the start positions will be changed for upcoming bobsled and skeleton competitions, a decision that will be made in consultation with the governing body for those sports.