Medical Management of an Athletic Event

Large sporting events such as world and continental championships, the Olympic Games, and so on, require many years of preparation and planning. For the Olympic Games, work often starts 5 or 6 years before the event. It is important that medical personnel are involved early on in the process so that medical facilities can be incorporated into structural, staffing, and budget plans.

Other sporting events pose completely different challenges. Marathon races can attract up to 30,000 runners to a city in the hot summer. The Vasalöppet cross-country ski race attracts ...

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