This morning's Province has an article on Beijing's smog and whether it will be more challenging for Olympic athletes to compete in. Dr. Don McKenzie (a physician and physiologist from UBC over working with the canoe/kayakers) believes the longer an athlete is there the tougher it will be for them.
Preparation and Practice is Key to Venue Safety There was some rain today, so the air was cooler and much easier to breath on my long run, which I managed to get in after my game coverage and anti-doping supervision.
Hello to all; I am Wilbour Kelsick a Doctor of Sports Chiropractic. This is my 5 th Olympic games and presently I am in Singapore helping to prepare the track and field team for Beijing 2008. It’s an honour to serve the Canadian team.
With the countdown to the Opening Ceremonies on, VANOC's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Taunton was kind enough to take a few minutes to pass along some of his initial thoughts on the challenges the athletes face and the outstanding medical and sport facilities in China to our Beijing Blog - his comments are compiled below: I am here in Beijing on official duty with IOC Medical Commission.
As Team Canada's 2008 contingent of 331 elite athletes descend on Beijing and prepare to compete at the highest levels in the Olympic Games they'll do so with the support of 19 of SportMedBC's Best People.