The men's single luge competition began at the Whistler Sliding Centre today — one day after Georgian slider Nodar Kamaritashvili, 21, died in an accident at the venue.

The men’s single luge competition began at the Whistler Sliding Centre today — one day after Georgian slider Nodar Kamaritashvili, 21, died in an accident at the venue.

Before heading to the track to watch the first runs, Tiffany Campbell and I met up with Olympic Insider Ron Judd to discuss the effects of Kamaritashvili’s death on the sport and these Winter Games.

An Outsider view of today’s competition after the jump.