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 Post subject: Most bonkers winter sport....
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 16:57 
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Watching the Winter Olympics and the introduction of increasingly dangerous sports which lead to my watching with my jaw dropping at what people will try to do with themselves, I have been moved to wonder which winter sport takes the Gold Medal for sheer terror.

Is it the snowboarding down pipe? Slopestyle? Skeleton bob? All totally crazy.

Or is it this very quiet "sport" from Sweden which, although it is not included in the Olympics, might have appealed to Joey in her younger days!

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PostPosted: 18 Feb 2018, 17:43 
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I'd love to see some of the CS girls - maybe Emerence? - trying the Winter Olympics sports.

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They all look crazy, but a lot of them look quite fun too. I'd probably stick to curling if I had to choose, though.

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It's the short track speed skating that makes me worry for the competitors. Those blades look absolutely lethal.

Edited to add that I also wonder what physical problems some of the competitors in the more extreme sports are laying in store for themselves as they get older.


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Sports don't need to be that extreme to give you health problems. I'm 35 and I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, caused by rugby and horses.


I think the big air events are probably the most dangerous ones, I know there have been some very serious half pipe injuries. That said, there was that luge rider that died in the Sochi warm ups.


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The sled events like luge and skeleton bob give me the heebie-jeebies, as does the ski jump.

I quite enjoy the snowboarding events though, even though they get some terrifying height. Think growing up with friends who rode BMXs has inured me to it.


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Sports don't need to be that extreme to give you health problems. I'm 35 and I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, caused by rugby and horses.



Indeed they don't - I was listening with concern recently to someone explaining the increase in knee problems amongst tennis players because of a change in the surfaces they play on. Concern because my son is one of those players...

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I shudder then run and hide when I think of the luge.

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Indeed they don't - I was listening with concern recently to someone explaining the increase in knee problems amongst tennis players because of a change in the surfaces they play on. Concern because my son is one of those players...[/quote]

Do not get me started on that subject :banghead: :evil: . Hard courts may be a lot easier to maintain than grass or clay, but they are responsible for all sorts of injuries :cry: .

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