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Athletes, officials attend memorial

Updated: February 16, 2010, 1:56 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Olympic luger killed in a crash was honored with prayers and candles at a memorial service Monday, his body beginning the long journey home to his devastated village in Georgia.

Grieving teammates and officials, as well as international and Vancouver organizers, attended the brief private service for Nodar Kumaritashvili at a Vancouver funeral home.

The brown casket was placed in a gray hearse and driven away with a police motorcycle escort. Later ...

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