Table 1

Conditions for elite athletes in selected team sports and athletics with relevance for the design of large-scale epidemiological studies

Conditions for elite athletesSoccer8 11Cricket14Rugby12Athletics*
Practice in teams
Individual training
Set league schedule
Individual competition schedule
Coaches employed by club(√)
Medical staff employed by club
Full professionals(√)
  • * Conditions for Swedish elite athletes.

  • (√), hardly any.