Surviving Olympic Heat

Athletes competing in the Athens Olympic Games will rely on training and new technology to cope with high temperatures.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM June 22, 2004

It's going to be hot over there.

At this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, temperatures will soar into the 90s. The air will be humid, sticky, and laden with pollution. It'll be hard to breathe, hard to stay cool, hard to keep hydrated. And that's just what the fans will have to face. Imagine trying to race a bicycle or run a marathon under such harsh conditions.

Athletes are preparing for high temperatures at the 2004 Olympics Games, coming up this summer in Athens.

Athletes are preparing for high temperatures at the 2004 Olympics Games, coming up this summer in Athens.

For months, elite a...

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