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Nodar Kumaritashvili

Do you have Olympic ambitions?

Attention Olympic hopefuls: If you want to minimize your risk of injury, you're better off competing in a Summer Games sport than a Winter Games event. That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed 287 injury reports from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. Altogether, 11.2% of the athletes experienced at least one injury during the 17-day event. That compares with 9.6% during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. In Vancouver, 23% of injuries were severe enough that athletes had to skip training sessions or pull out of competition. The most dangerous sports were bobsleigh, ice hockey, short-track speed skating, alpine skiing, snowboard halfpipe and snowboard cross. Not...