Medical Team Canada: bouncing to Beijing in aid of the medal haul

Mason, Christopher
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p222
Academic Journal
This article reports that the Canadian Olympic Committee will dispatch 41 medical staff to Beijing to support Canadian athletes as they compete for medals at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. The medical team's biggest challenge will be preparing athletes to perform in a steamy, smog-filled climate that could severely affect the cardiovascular and respiratory health of elite team members. In addition, concerns over air quality in Beijing moved Olympic officials that the International Olympic Committee ruled asthmatic athletes will be allowed to use inhalers in Beijing, under the therapeutic-use exemption.


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