The global buzz for the 2012 Olympics in London (27 July – 12 August) is growing rapidly. Beyond a world-class athletic competition, London 2012 is touted as “THE social media Olympics” – where stories will be told by athletes, and professional and citizen journalists using multiple web-based platforms – on a massive scale.
The BMJ is sharing in the heart of the information exchange.
The BMJ Olympics Portal is a specialized resource for clinicians. The page is regularly updated with hot topics in research, discussion, videos, and podcasts. All information linked to the site is free!
Some highlights inlcude:
- Lars Engebretsen’s (head of science and research for the International Olympic Committee) podcast interview on the IOC’s work in trauma research, health promotion, and the BJSM-IOC special issues.
- Kellen McBain’s BJSM article: Prevention of sport injury II: a systematic review of clinical science research
- Sam Shuster’s BMJ article: Testing athletes, and banning those who take drugs, is unjustifiable
Additionally, during the Games, the BMJ family (including BJSM) will be sharing news on twitter using the hashtag #olympicsBMJ. We are excited to see how much Olympics and sports medicine news can fit into 140 characters!