Table 4

Total illnesses, illnesses per 1000 athlete days and illness characteristics stratified by sport federation

Biathlon (n=10)Bobsleigh and skeleton
Curling (n=10)Figure skating (n=14)Ice hockey (n=48)Luge (n=10)Skiing
Speed skating
Number of illnesses474824601310
Illnesses/1000 athlete days7.816.
Illness ype
 Respiratory/ear; nose, throat3446231108
Cause of illness/symptom
 Exercise induced11
 Pre-existing (eg, asthma and allergy)3111
 Reaction to medication11
Main symptom
 Diarrhoea and vomiting11
 Dyspnoea and cough19261253