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Marc R. Rizzardo, a sports physiotherapist and the chief therapist for the Canadian medical team at the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games, says that although these sports are accessible to people across Canada, anyone with an existing injury should not take them up without first being cleared by a sports physiotherapist or a physician.
Other than that, Rizzardo emphasizes that core strength is key to all the sports we’ll see at the 2014 Olympics. “It is extremely important in specific sports like skeleton and ski jumping, where in other sports like ice hockey and figure skating it is crucial to have a strong core, and then other muscles must complement the core to make the individual specifically strong for that sport,” he says.
Here are 10 sports you’ll see at the Olympics and the kind of workout you can expect to get from each.
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