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Olympic Sports

Olympic Injury Study: Curling Surprisingly Above Luge, Biathlon, Others


Many people were worried about their safety at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Everybody has been safe so far… except the athletes.

The following study is from the 2010 Games and your takeaway should probably be: the numbers are mildly surprising, especially the fact that there are a decent amount of injuries in curling? And luge very, very few in luge and biathlon?

Olympic Injury Rate Study

UPDATE: A couple readers have mentioned that Nodar Kumaritashvili died during a luge training run at the 2010 Olympics. An earlier version of the post was titled “Biathlon and luge are safe, curling kills,” and now that seems a bit insensitive. Rest in peace.

[Washington Post]


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  • Toddjamin

    Hey guys, this may want a little edit for good taste, as someone did actually die in the luge at the vancouver olympics. there weren’t many other injuries in luge but one was fatal.

  • Anonymous

    I was unaware of that. I updated the post. Thanks for sending that along. Definitely did not intend to sound insensitive.

  • Toddjamin

    No problem, sure it wasnt intentional


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