International Olympic Committee consensus statement on thermoregulatory and altitude challenges for high-level athletes.
Bergeron MF, Bahr R, Bartsch P, Bourdon L, Calbet JA, Carlsen KH, Castagna O, Alonso JM, Lundby C, Maughan R, Millet GP, Mountjoy M, Racinais S, Rasmussen P, Singh DG, Subudhi AW, Young AJ, Soligard T, Engebretsen L. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]
The International Olympic Committee Medical Commission has released a consensus statement regarding the thermoregulatory and altitude challenges for elite athletes. The goal of the statement is “to highlight selected key environment-related risk factors that continue to challenge Olympic and other international-level athletes. The other priority is to re-emphasise and provide additional recommendations to address and minimise those risks associated with recent and ongoing incidents of environmentally prompted illness, injury and death in sport.” To date we have been unable to find free access to this statement but it may eventually be posted at the Medical Commission’s website.