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Date
13 May 2002
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IOC News , Press Release

The Sixth IOC Olympic World Congress on Sport Sciences Joins the ACSM 49th Annual Meeting


Findings from Pfizer/IOC Olympic Research on Sport Sciences to be Revealed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (13 May 2002)

- The Sixth Olympic World Congress of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be held together with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 49th Annual Meeting from 28 May to 1 June 2002 in St-Louis, USA.

WHO:

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 18,000 International, National and Regional members are dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.

The IOC Olympic World Congress on Sport Sciences is the premier forum for leading physicians, scientists, therapists, trainers and coaches from all corners of the world to share scientific knowledge and breakthroughs related to movement, exercise and sport. Held in conjunction, the ACSM 49th Annual Meeting and Sixth IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences represents an exceptional international event.

WHAT:


The ACSM and IOC Olympic World Congress will bring together thought-leaders in the fields of sports science and medicine, health and nutrition, biomechanics and exercise physiology to share research. Highlights of the joint meeting include:
  • Keynote addresses by the 2000 and 2002 recipients of the IOC Olympic Prize on Sport Sciences
  • 2000 Pfizer/IOC Olympic Research Findings - Sydney
  • 2002 Pfizer/IOC Olympic Research Findings - Salt Lake City
  • Several IOC Olympic Academy Symposia, including:
    - Anorexia in Exercise and Sport
    - Biomechanics and Training in Elite Alpine Ski Racing
  • IOC Olympic World Congress poster sessions
  • Address from Brian J. Whipp from the University of London on Exercise Tolerance
  • Distance running: A Century on the Treadmill, David C. Costil, Ph.D., FACSM
  • Opening Address from Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., FACSM on the Psychobiology of Obesity

WHEN:

From 28 May 2002 to 1 June 2002

WHERE:

St Louis, Missouri - America's Center

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
Attend IOC Olympic World Congress to:

  • Discover the impact of Pfizer/IOC Olympic Research on human health
  • Be among the first to learn the preliminary results from 2002 Pfizer/IOC Olympic Olympic Games in Sydney
  • Meet face-to-face with the expert ACSM researchers, scientists and physicians in the fields such as nutrition and fitness
  • Discover the latest trends in the sports medicine and exercise science fields
  • Meet with Sydney and Salt Lake City Pfizer/IOC Olympic Researchers for one-on-one interviews
  • Meet with both the 2000 and 2002 recipients of the IOC Olympic Prize on Sport Sciences recipients for one-on-one interviews
  • CONTACT:
    Tamara Jacobs :

    +1-404.879.9152 Tamara.Jacobs@ketchum.com
    Staci Gouveia : +1-518.479.1515 Staci.Gouveia@ketchum.com
    Gail Hunt : +1-317-637-9200 (117) gnhunt@acsm.org
    Patrick Schamasch, Director of the IOC Medical Commission, +41 21 621 6111
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