It’s not just athletes: Doctors at the Olympics have also worked years to get there

The official U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division recruits a crew of volunteer doctors — as well as orthopedists, chiropractors, nurses, sports therapists, massage therapists, and more — every two years.

Those selected will work with Olympic teams during training and practices and ultimately at the games themselves — some caring for one team exclusively; others moving around as the need arises. And they do it all uncompensated…



Olympic Athletes Overcome Injury to Compete on Biggest Stage

A career-threatening crash, torn ACL and last-minute appendectomy can’t keep Olympians from Pyeongchang

When the chance to compete on the biggest stage comes around just once every four years, athletes will endure a year-long comeback, an emergency surgery or searing pain.

A snowboarder, a bobsledder and a freestyle skier have proved that hockey players aren’t the only tough athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.



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Olympic Health: most dangerous sports and injury risk

Dr. Kweon says the most dangerous sports are all aerial sports, including halfpipe snowboarding. The reason is those sports have the potential for spectacular spills and falls that can lead to traumatic injury. Surprisingly, he says ice and speed skating and Nordic events seem to be less risky.



High-tech sports medicine gives US Olympic skiers and snowboarders an edge

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is using virtual reality to help athletes recover faster and perform better.

USSA teamed up with Strivr Labs to create a VR simulation of the Olympic downhill courses in Pyeongchang.

A new visual technology called strobe glasses is helping athletes rewire their brains after an injury.