It was heartbreaking to watch the Georgian athletes walk into the Olympic Stadium. Every other nation was cheering, jumping up and down and soaking in the excitement. But the Georgians were in mourning for the loss of their comrade-in-sports, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died yesterday morning in a training run on the luge course.
I just wanted to take a moment to express my sorrow to all those who knew Nodar and his family. And condolences to all those Olympians who were struck by the tragedy yesterday.
It is sad that the World had to come together last night under a cloud of darkness, but I was cheered by how brave the Georgian delegation was as they strode into the stadium with 60,000 people encouraging them to continue on with their dreams.