London’s 2017 Summer of Athletics: a medical perspective and key learnings

By Dr Chris Garnett @DrCGarnett and Dr Wing Chu @DrWingChu  Last July and August, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park came alive for a spectacular Summer of Athletics. The world’s top athletes competed in the iconic London Stadium, formerly known as the Olympic Stadium, which saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock all take […]

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Dealing with injury trends in real time: reflections from Sydney’s Volleyfest 2017

By Nash Anderson @sportmednews, Balraj Ougra @backspace.chiro and Pete Garbutt @Pete_Garbutt VolleyFest is an annual Australian Beach Volleyball Festival showcasing international Beach Volleyball talent in Manly, Australia. The festival is held for ten days in November or March and is known for its beach-side atmosphere with stunning views, beach volleyball and its all-round entertainment. Originally a […]

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Reflections from the medical tent: 4 hours and 9 minutes into the 2013 Boston Marathon

By Dr. Fred H. Brennan, Jr. Born in Boston in 1965 and having run the race twice, the Boston Marathon has always been a special event for me. I returned in 2013 for my fifth year as a medical volunteer. This time would be special. My 18-year old daughter would be working and shadowing me […]

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