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Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jul;49(13):887-92. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094424. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

A novel antidoping and medical care delivery model at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (2014), Nanjing China.

Author information

1
Department of Family Medicine, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), Lausanne, Switzerland.
2
International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne, Switzerland.
3
National Institute of Sports Medicine, Beijing, China.
4
Medical Committee, Olympic Council of Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
5
Nanjing Health Bureau, Nanjing, China.
6
China Anti-doping Agency (CHINADA), Beijing, China.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Antidoping and medical care delivery programmes are required at all large international multisport events.

OBJECTIVE:

To document and critique the novel antidoping and medical care delivery models implemented at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing 2014.

METHODS:

The International Olympic Committee implemented two new models of delivery of antidoping and medical care at the YOG. A review of these models as well as the public health programme and two health educational initiatives in the Cultural and Educational Program was undertaken by the International Olympic Committee.

RESULTS:

The implementation of the new antidoping model was feasible in the setting of the YOG. The antidoping rules and regulations of the International Olympic Committee were respected. This model enhanced the educational initiative and provided financial as well as human resource savings. The execution of the hospital-based venue model of medical care delivery at the YOG was also feasible in this setting. This model provided a practical infrastructure for the delivery of medical care at multisport events with the goal of providing optimum athlete healthcare. A public health prevention programme was implemented and no public health risks were encountered by the participants or the Nanjing citizens during the YOG. Finally, the implementation of the athlete health educational programmes within the Cultural and Educational Program provided athletes with an opportunity to improve their health and performance.

CONCLUSIONS:

To achieve the goal of protecting athlete health, and of employing effective doping control and education, new alternate models of antidoping and medical care delivery can be implemented.

KEYWORDS:

Doping; Illness; Injury; Olympics; Young

PMID:
25833900
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2014-094424
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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