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Wisdom and drive: Older Olympians becoming the norm

For her 50th birthday, Canadian curler Cheryl Bernard informed her husband that they would mark the occasion by hiking eight hours a day along Italy's rugged Amalfi coast. "Seriously?" he replied.

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You, too, can eat like an Olympian

(HealthDay)—While you watch the Winter Olympics from the comfort of your couch in the coming weeks, pay heed to what helped the athletes reach peak physical condition.

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New challenges for ex-Olympians

When elite-level athletes retire, they often struggle to adapt to their new lives. When finding that the characteristics that were valuable in sport are not equally useful in 'ordinary' life, they often start experiencing ...

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Infographic: McMaster researchers break-down the perfect athlete

At the halfway point of the 2012 London Olympics, viewers have already witnessed some of the most awe-inspiring performances in the history of the Games - from 15-year-old Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte taking gold in the 100-metre ...

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The care and feeding of Olympic athletes

(HealthDay) -- It seems there's virtually no end to the power and stamina of Olympic athletes, which is due in part to the detailed guidance they get from experts about the right amount and type of food they need.