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Which Factors Influence how a Runner Performs in the Heat?

The Olympic Games always stimulates debate and discussion around heat and performance.
Most elite long-distance runners choose to race at night or during the cooler spring and autumn months – the Olympics changes all that, forcing athletes to race when temperatures may be close to or even above 30°C, with high humidity. Long distance running in Beijing is going to be a very tough prospect, especially when one considers the added prospect of the pollution.
There are two key physiological factors that impact on every runner’s ability to perform in the heat: body size and acclimatization.
Body size is vital because there is evidence that smaller runners store less heat than larger runners.
This is because small runners produce …

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Handball Day 1 Preview: China takes on powerhouse Norway

(BEIJING, August 8) — France and Angola are the first two teams to enter the field of play at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium and the home crowd will be eager to see China taking on European powerhouse Norway in the evening as the Women’s Handball competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games starts on Saturday, August 9.
Here is an overview of the contenders in Saturday’s prelims:
FRA v ANG
A fourth place at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is the best Olympic result for France so far. Angola came ninth in Athens. Their best Olympic result to date came at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games when they finished seventh.
It’s the third consecutive appearance for the French …

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Olympic Results – Everything You Need to Know

By S Millson
The 2008 Beijing Olympics are right around the corner. With all the buzz around the Olympic games, the big question remains where can you find up-to-the-date Olympic results?  If you’re an avid sports fan like myself, you don’t want to miss one moment of the action that is about to happen in Beijing. The Beijing National Stadium, which was recently nicknamed the Birds Nest because of its structure is the center piece of the Olympic games. The stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 people and will be the site of the opening ceremonies, soccer finals, many athletic events, and finally the closing ceremonies.
The Chinese have completely renovated and expanded its subway system …

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Watch the Beijing Olympics Online

By Leo Macabeo
Is it likely to watch the 2008 Beijing Olympics for free online? In reality, the answer is no. But you can watch all the events online at approximately zero cost that is equivalent to “free” if you deem procuring a software as a long term investment. With barely 3 weeks left, the 2008 Beijing Olympics will officially kick off in Beijing, Republic of China from August 8 to august 24 2008, followed by the 2008 Summer Paralympics from September 6 to September 17. To all sports aficionados, the Games of the XXIX Olympiad is considered the most anticipated sporting event of the year and I, for one, will want to watch this historic …

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