Injuries happen to many people around the world. An easy way to get injured is to do sports, athletes get injured this way. The Olympic games can be dangerous, it depends on which sport you're playing. Like skating you could slip or put too much pressure on your knees. Not all people get to go to the Olympics, only the best are chosen to do theses amazing sports. Some of the best may get injured or even die, that is why most athletes have to be willing to take the big risks in their lives.
Both the winter and summer Olympics can be dangerous. Especially if there is an athlete who wants to push beyond his or her limit and try to beat the other competitors. That is when the athletes get hurt and that is why there are specially trained doctors at the site in the case of an emergency. The doctors are trained for any type of an emergency. When the skiers make long jumps they could always fall and get out of control which has happened to one athlete who hit the side rail after tumbling from a high jump.
An Olympic hospital is provided for the athletes. Armed security was provided for athletes, which comprises fully deputized public law enforcement officers with full jurisdiction to arrest and detain suspected law violators. The watch around the hospital perimeter and on all hospital property was increased. In the Emergency Department, athletes were evaluated in private rooms with an armed sentry outside the door at all times. During hospitalization, athletes were in a single floor with access restricted by armed security. The hospital organized interpreting services with a language translation telephone service provided by IBM.
43 Olympic athletes presented to the hospital between July the 14th, and August the 7th, 1996; 31 of these presented to the Emergency Department. Thatís about 31% of the presented athletes. Numbers of presentations per day ranged from zero to six, peaking on July 24th.
In the year 1996, there were 43 athletes that were injured. They were all injured from many different types of sports. Boxing and wrestling were the most dangerous sports. 5 and 5 were the total injured athletes in Olympics. That's 10 out of 43. Others are three and under. 22 athletes arrived by ambulance. That is more than half of the injured athletes. Track was also a sport that was dangerous, however they have athletes injured not due to the sport.
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