Four athletes have died during the Olympics:
Kazmierz Kay-Skrzypeski, luge - 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck
Ross Milne, alpine skiing - 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck
Nicolas Bochatay, speed skiing (demonstration) - 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville
Nodar Kumaritashvili, luge - 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver
Yes there was. An athlete died in the practise run during the luge.
2 have died during the Olympics
If it is during the 2012 Olympics, nobody has lost any life.
The first Portuguese athlete to compete in the Olympics was Francisco Lázaro, who took part in the Marathon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Sadly, he died after the race as he had smeared his body in oils and grease to, in his opinion, protect from the sun, which prevented the skin from breathing...
Hi - yes there have been 2 athletes who have died. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Danish cyclist Knud Enemark collapsed during his race under the influence of Roniacol and later died in the hospital. It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lázaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ian In addition to that. . . On February 12, 2010, (2010 Winter Olympic Games) 21-year old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died following a crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. He was near the end of a pre-Olympic training run and clocked at 144.3 km/h before he hit one side of the wall, crashed into the other, and was thrown off his sled and over the wall before hitting a metal pole adjacent to the track. JP
James Carlton - athlete - died in 1951.
George Jefferson - athlete - died in 1996.
Reg Thomas - athlete - died in 1946.
Henry Russell - athlete - died in 1986.
Robert Burton - athlete - died in 1950.
John Cregan - athlete - died in 1965.