In a new publication from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, it is outlined how an injury surveillance system for multi-sports tournaments can be done, using the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as an example.
The injury report system for multi-sport events is based on an established system for team sports tournaments and has proven feasible for individual sports during the IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2007. The most important principles and advantages of the system are comprehensive definition of injury, injury report by the physician responsible for the athlete, all injuries reported on a single page and daily report irrespective of whether or not an injury occurred.
The article is co-authored by Professor Lars Engebretsen of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center and the IOC. The first author is Astrid Junge, with co-authors Juan Manuel Alonso, Per Renström, Margo L Mountjoy, Mark Aubry and Jiri Dvorak
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