Sport and exercise medicine and the Olympic health legacy

Tew, Garry, Copeland, Robert and Till, Simon (2012) Sport and exercise medicine and the Olympic health legacy. BMC Medicine, 10 (74). ISSN 1741-7015

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London 2012 is the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to explicitly try and develop socioeconomic legacies for
which success indicators are specified - the highest profile of which was to deliver a health legacy by getting two million more people more active by 2012. This editorial highlights how specialists in Sport and Exercise Medicine can contribute towards increasing physical activity participation in the UK, as well as how the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine might be a useful vehicle for delivering an Olympic health legacy. Key challenges are also discussed such as acquisition of funding to support new physical activity initiatives, appropriate allocation of resources, and how to assess the impact of legacy initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity, chronic disease, primary prevention, rehabilitation, Olympic legacy
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Prof Garry Tew
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 15:15
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 04:17

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