Track & Field Fatalities

While I enjoy Olympic sports of all ilk, the field portion of track and field has to be some of my most favorites. The javelin, discus, hammer throw, and shot put are all must-see TV… not because they are  bizarre feats of strength, but because of the danger factor. It's impossible to watch the judges who run towards the soaring heavy objects in order to track precisely where they land and not ask yourself how many people have died thanks to these sports.

I found myself Googling field event fatalities, and then Googling some more, and then some more. Here's some of what I found:

Who else is feeling blood thirsty now? I'm keeping tuned into the Olympics until I see at least one crushed skull. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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