The article “Georgia: Tragedy strikes as Winter Olympic games open” by Anna Keshelasvili matters because it is a tragedy. While practicing on the extremely fast, dangerous luge course Nodar Kumaritashvili crashed and flew off the course and into a steel pole. This article matters to me because one of my friends who lives in California and almost qualified to go to the Olympics and could also be hurt. This article maters to the world because people and competitors from all over the world are mourning his death. This story relates to our class because almost everyone in our class probably watched the Olympics and heard about the accident. This was a very sad accident and thankfully the Olympics committee has covered the poles and slowed the track down to prevent another accident like this from happening.