Bakuriani, Georgia (CNN) -- The 21-year-old Georgian luger who propelled to his death after sliding off the track during an Olympic practice run in Vancouver was laid to rest in his hometown Saturday.
I really like this lead and the way that the reporter wrote it. This lead gives us a clear summary of the main facts that a reader would want to know. It gives the who: a Georgian luger. It also doesn't include this luger's name, which was a good decision due to the fact that the average reader would not be able to identify him if they did. It gives the what: stating the significance and impact this story has to the readers. It tells us when: when his funeral is, therefore making the reader want to continue reading about when the actual death took place. Where: saying how it occurred at the Vancouver Olympics. It also includes the how: how this dramatic death came about (sliding off of the track).