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Canadian Olympic dreams realized and dashed by injuries Add to ...

When a young athlete dreams of Olympic glory, they might not consider the unlikely obstacles that could hobble them – like an ankle injury, a broken leg, or something called plantar fasciitis. And they might not dream of some of the solutions: pins for the broken leg, slippers for the plantar fasciitis. Some athletes have gone to great lengths – and personal sacrifice – to overcome injuries. Other have been forced to give up their Olympic dreams for good.