Article today from the Norwegian broadcasting corporation about athletes who suddenly come down with something the doctors believe has similarities with ME - although the prognosis are good for the athletes. Anyone else heard of this? Any thoughts? NRK: Hvorfor slutter idrettekroppene å fungere? google translation: Why do athletes' bodies stop functioning? From the article: At the Olympiatoppen they have found a a few things, as several signs of recognition. Tests of blood tests have also been done. The results here can give way for further speculations. The findings from the blood tests to practitioners not functioning any more are only seen in one other type of human being. And they are in a completely different state: Athletes who are in very good shape, are doing well at a high level. Often the same who end up winning championship medals. - Yes ... We do not see a difference in the two situations, says Torgalsen. The doctor thinks that is quite interesting himself. - It may even be the same person at different times. The body responds completely to the two situations. At both, the systems are stressed, but they are not different. We do not know what it takes to take one direction or another. We have not managed to find the parameter that separates the two, "he says.