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Do Colorado athletes have an advantage playing at altitude?

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From team sports to individual competitions, nearly all athletes who train at altitude gain advantages, studies show.

Athletes seek out high-altitude training to limit available oxygen so their bodies will feel a boost when competing at sea level. That’s one benefit provided by the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, at 6,350 feet of elevation.

A December 2018 study by researchers and an NFL data analyst found Denver professional sports teams had an outsize home field advantage compared to their competition.

The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz posted the first and second best home-court advantages in the NBA while the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos were also found to have distinct home-field advantages, the study found.

But not everyone has an…

Justin George

2024-05-27 03:50:00

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