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Can’t say they weren’t warned: Werner Hoeger, an Olympic luge athlete from Venezuela, warned Canadian officials in November about the track that killed a Georgian athlete last week. Hoeger competed in the Salt Lake City and Turin Games, but did not qualify for the current Games after he suffered a concussion on the Vancouver track. After the crash, Hoeger warned luge officials that it was unsafe and that athletes from small countries were not being allowed enough practice runs—Georgia's Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died, only had 26 practice runs, while Canada’s team averaged 250.