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Douglas J. Casa, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Stuart D. Galloway and Susan M. Shirreffs

Championships and the Olympic Games culminate in the hottest months of the year. The 2019 IAAF Track-and-Field World Championships will take place in Qatar in the Middle East. The 2020 Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo, Japan. It is quite likely that these events may set the records for the hottest Track

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Ina Garthe and Ronald J. Maughan

Use Huang, Johnson, and Pipe ( 2006 ) • 121 M & 136 F Canadian athletes, Atlanta Olympic Games 1996; response rate: 95% • 150 M & 150 F Canadian athletes, Sydney Olympic Games 2000; response rate: 97% Interview with items on dietary supplements; current use Overall: 69 Atlanta, 74 Sydney Not reported

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Jules Boykoff

fightback against imperialism and colonialism is also ever-evolving, taking on new targets, including the Olympic Games. Across the continent from the territory of the Three Fires Confederacy, in British Columbia, First Nations peoples played a driving role in activist efforts challenging the 2010 Winter

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Shona L. Halson, Louise M. Burke and Jeni Pearce

series spread over several continents. National, regional, and World Championship competitions are held in different cities on annual/biennial schedules, while the Olympic Games held every 4 years typically involve reconnaissance trips and staging camps to familiarize athletes with the characteristics of

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Gary J. Slater, Jennifer Sygo and Majke Jorgensen

generating maximum velocity and with limiting the loss of this as the sprint progresses. The sprints contested at the summer Olympic Games and International Amateur Athletics Federation sanctioned events include the 100-, 200-, and 400-m sprints, 4 × 100-, 4 × 400-m relay (male, female, and mixed gender

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Louise M. Burke and Peter Peeling

the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games required 17 races over an 8-day program, while Usain Bolt raced seven times in 7 days, including twice in the same session at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games). In some cases, the interval between competitive bouts is measured in hours and may fall within the half-life of a

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Louise M. Burke, Linda M. Castell, Douglas J. Casa, Graeme L. Close, Ricardo J. S. Costa, Ben Desbrow, Shona L. Halson, Dana M. Lis, Anna K. Melin, Peter Peeling, Philo U. Saunders, Gary J. Slater, Jennifer Sygo, Oliver C. Witard, Stéphane Bermon and Trent Stellingwerff

, such as may be encountered in high-level competition (e.g., 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha or 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games), strategies for hyperhydration and precooling prior to events may provide an additional advantage. Table  3 summarizes some of the events in Athletics in which within

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Lindy M. Castell, David C. Nieman, Stéphane Bermon and Peter Peeling

incidence and associated downturns in exercise performance, interruptions in training, missed competitive events, and the risk of serious medical complications. Clarsen et al. ( 2014 ) undertook a questionnaire study for athletes preparing for the Olympic Games; of the 36% of athletes with health problems

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Philo U. Saunders, Laura A. Garvican-Lewis, Robert F. Chapman and Julien D. Périard

Athletes in the sport of track and field are often faced with training or competing in challenging environmental conditions. The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships (Doha, Qatar) and the 2020 Olympic Games (Tokyo, Japan) are anticipated to have the highest heat index in the history of those

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Joanne G. Mirtschin, Sara F. Forbes, Louise E. Cato, Ida A. Heikura, Nicki Strobel, Rebecca Hall and Louise M. Burke

camps, in November 2015 ( n  = 10) and January 2016 ( n  = 19), representing baseline preparation for the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations race-walking season and the 2016 Olympic Games qualification period. Full details on subject characteristics, study methods, and test outcomes