Queen's University

Pollution and Olympic athletes

2010-03-19

Michael Tschakovsky, an expert in cardiovascular and respiratory regulation in exercise is available for comment as the 2008 Summer Olympics approach.
Dr. Tschakovsky can discuss the ways in which different pollutants in the air in a city like Beijing are likely to affect high level athletic performance, and can provide insight into the current health concerns of athletes considering competing at these Olympics.
He can also discuss the effectiveness of strategies such as training away from Beijing, and attending only on competition day versus attempting to acclimatize to the local pollution environment.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Tschakovsky, contact Alissa Clark, (613) 533-6000 ext. 77513, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, or Molly Kehoe, (613) 533-2877, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca

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