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Short-distance track running has to be one - potential heart conditions aside, it's just a bit of a run. Not much can go wrong.
Golf. Fucking golf. At the Olympics. Olympic Golf. Even dancing on a horse is closer to being a proper sport.
was at its worst period for doping, a lot of the riders were taking blood cell boosting drugs, so that they had more blood cells to carry more oxygen, etc. and one of the side effects of this was, when they weren't exercising - resting or asleep - there was a real danger of their blood clotting, because it thickened so much.
To combat this they would get up at 3 in the morning and have an hours work out, just to thin their blood down a bit.
I hope that this is bullshit.