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A novel antidoping and medical care delivery model at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (2014), Nanjing China
  1. Margo Mountjoy1,2,
  2. Najla Akef3,
  3. Richard Budgett3,
  4. Susan Greinig3,
  5. Guoping Li4,
  6. Jegathesan Manikavasagam5,
  7. Torbjorn Soligard3,
  8. Xai Haiming6,
  9. Xiaoye Yang7
  1. 1Department of Family Medicine, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. 3International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne, Switzerland
  4. 4National Institute of Sports Medicine, Beijing, China
  5. 5Medical Committee, Olympic Council of Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  6. 6Nanjing Health Bureau, Nanjing, China
  7. 7China Anti-doping Agency (CHINADA), Beijing, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Margo Mountjoy, Department of Family Medicine, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University Waterloo Regional Campus, 10-B Victoria Street South, Kitchener, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada N2G 1C5; mmsportdoc{at}mcmaster.ca

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.

  • Olympics
  • Doping
  • Young
  • Injury
  • Illness

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