Sport Injuries | Olympics

Sport Injuries are a common occurrence at the Olympics and can seriously affect an athlete’s performance, sometimes resulting in their withdrawal from the competition. Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic Blog to read the latest sport injury news at the Olympics, and find out how the lessons learned there will affect you as an athlete or coach.

Peak Performance Olympic Awards

The 2008 Beijing Olympics closed out in predictably beautiful style. It’ll be a long time before we forget some of the fantastic performances produced in Beijing.

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The Mystery Of The Olympic Tape Solved

You may have seen a number of athletes competing throughout the Olympics covered in what looks like multi coloured gaffer tape.

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Liu Xiang Suffers Achilles Injury

There were 400m and 200m sprint heats this morning on the track. Jeremy Wariner cruised his 400m heat, Usain Bolt literally jogged his.

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Sprinter Powell Has Abdominal Strain

The 91,000 seat capacity was almost filled in the national stadium this morning, with the 100m sprinting heats taking centre stage.

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David Florence Has The Spine For Silver In The Men’s Slalom Canoe

Great Britain won their first silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics following a superb performance in the men’s slalom canoe by David Florence.

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Paula Radcliffe Ready To Run

Paula Radcliffe has officially announced that she is going to run in this Sunday’s marathon. This is fantastic news but raises a few interesting points.

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Shoulder Injury Ends Sharapova's Olympics

Tennis star Maria Sharapova was recently forced out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics due to a shoulder injury.

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Aussies Aiming to Top GB in Cycling and Rowing

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced that they expect to make the top five in the overall Olympic medal table.

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Paula Radcliffe - Women's Olympic Marathon

Olympic Chances:  Despite her age and record at previous Olympic Games, Paula Radcliffe is still a strong contender for a gold medal in Beijing. A stress fracture in her left thigh had seriously jeopardised her chances of competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, let alone challenging for gold. However Radcliffe has since declared her intention to race and assured fans that she will be fit to compete in the marathon. The women’s marathon does not begin until August 17, 2008 and Olympic rules state that Radcliffe is allowed until the eve of the race to make a decision on her fitness, giving her extra time if she needs it.

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