Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Olympic viewing - waiting for injuries?

Do you watch the Olympics? Within days, athletes from around the world will descend upon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and area for the 2010 Winter Olympics where dreams may be achieved and hopes dashed.

I like to watch the competitions, although I much prefer to watch the summer olympics. But watching the winter sports has me often sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for someone to have a spectacular fall, hoping that a severe injury isn't the result.

In our chase to become the fastest, jump the highest, and twist and flip the most times, some of our athletes end up sustaining incredible injuries, some of which are career threatening, others even life threatening.

Am I the only one who cringes when the athletes put themselves in this position?

1 comment:

Tracey H said...

I cringe every time someone falls or gets hurt. I don't watch many sports and I think that's a big part of it. Unlike rubber-neckers, I don't like to see this kind of thing at all. I had trouble watching my daughter play soccer for years for that reason (and, yes, she got hurt many times).