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Jamile S. Codogno, Henrique L. Monteiro, Bruna C. Turi-Lynch, Romulo A. Fernandes, Subhash Pokhrel and Nana Anokye

; Fernandes & Zanesco, 2010 ), we found no evidence of a decrease in sports participation over the follow-up period. Due to the organization of the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Brazil, a plausible explanation is that during the period of data collection, there was an increase in public health campaigns

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Luis Rodriguez and Santiago Veiga

Open water swimming events have become much more popular since the 10-km races were included in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. As a result, the number of open water competitions and international swimmers competing in those events has notably increased. 1 For example, the number of

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Jill L. McNitt-Gray

Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, successful performance of the double-back somersault performed at the end of a tumbling sequence is the culmination of horizontal momentum effectively generated during the run-up and hurdle phases, the angular momentum generated during the

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Rachael L. Thurecht and Fiona E. Pelly

key focus on sustainability for the food provision at the London 2012 Olympic Games ( Pelly et al., 2014 ). Furthermore, a recent paper on the integration of sustainable eating practices into sport nutrition identified athletes as key leaders for driving change in this area ( Meyer & Reguant

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Ida A. Heikura, Louise M. Burke, Dan Bergland, Arja L.T. Uusitalo, Antti A. Mero and Trent Stellingwerff

major strength of the current study is that it was conducted during the preparation period for the 2016 Olympic Games and thus, unlike several other previous studies, reflects the true training characteristics and altitude camp outcomes of elite athlete in preparation for a major competition. The sample

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Nathan A. Lewis, Andrew J. Simpkin, Sarah Moseley, Gareth Turner, Mark Homer, Ann Redgrave, Charles R. Pedlar and Richard Burden

, due to the noncontact nature of rowing, competition periods may pose less risk for injury; rowing being one of the sports with the lowest incidence of injury at the Rio Olympic Games. 12 In contrast, competition periods pose a greater risk of illness in elite athletes. 13 , 14 To the authors

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Ryo Yamanaka, Hayato Ohnuma, Ryosuke Ando, Fumiya Tanji, Toshiyuki Ohya, Masahiro Hagiwara and Yasuhiro Suzuki

analysis. A previous study considered a change of running velocity in the 10,000-m race at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, indicating that the running velocity of the gold medalist during the last kilometer suddenly increased to a high value (8 m s −1 ). 11 This was higher than the average velocity of the

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Marcus Colon, Andrew Hodgson, Eimear Donlon and James E.J. Murphy

( Triathlon Ireland, 2017 ). This surge in popularity is also evidenced by triathlons inception into the Olympic Games in 2000 where it has been contested at each summer games since ( Lenherr, Knechtle, Rüst, Rosemann, & Lepers, 2012 ). To meet the demands of triathlon, athletes undergo rigorous high

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Miranda J. Menaspà, Paolo Menaspà, Sally A. Clark and Maurizio Fanchini

used the system daily for more than 6 consecutive months before the study data collection began. Table 1 The AMS-RPE Scale Used by the Australian Water Polo National Team in Preparation for the Rio Olympic Games Rating Verbal anchor 1 2 Light 3 4 Moderate 5 6 Hard 7 8 Very hard 9 10 Maximal

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Yucui Diao, Cuixiang Dong, Lisa M. Barnett, Isaac Estevan, Jing Li and Liu Ji

make sure the children had revealed everything they knew about these skills, there were some follow-up questions according to their answers. For example, when a child said that they can use some skills in physical education classes or school sports meets or in the Olympic Games, they were asked: “Would