Imagine a competition in which participants try to cope with a tetchy huge animal at a speed of about 50 km/h the Slightest mistake can cause serious injury. According to the International equestrian Federation, during the period from 2005 to 2010 every fall, five of the hundreds of rival racers.
Taekwondo can be called the most dangerous of all combat sports represented at the Games. Largely because the rules require opponents strongest kicks to the head and torso. During the Olympic games in 2012, the level of injuries among athletes was higher than in the wrestling and Boxing together. At every competition injury receives about 39% of the athletes.
In the Olympic games is composed of several subjects related to bike race on the indoor track, road racing, mountain Biking and BMX. Each of these is more dangerous than the previous one. High speed, complex terrain: the risk of injury is very high.
Boxing remains one of the most risky sports in the Games. Although the risk of injury during the fight is relatively low, athletes must take into account the long-term effects of the ring. Blow to the jaw leads to concussion. Even missed an easy hook to the head increases the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease.
Most swimmers complete the jump gracefully, accurately controlling the position of his body relative to the tower. But if something goes wrong. A vivid example is the history of the strongest diver in 1979 Greg Louganis squat I hit my head on the tower and fell into the water, smashing her head.
Maximum weight, mental and physical stress, difficult to control equipment. Stretch muscles to win medals instead of a hernia, broken bone, to get acquainted with a heart attack — sometimes becomes absolutely incomprehensible why the Olympic Committee does not prohibit so dangerous sports.
Ordinary people simply can not imagine, even the mechanics of the pole vault. Athletes are dispersed in the driveway with the flexible pole, which launches them into the air several meters. Spinal cord injury, pelvic and head — a common occurrence in competition.