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July 12, 1976

Medical Care of the US Olympic Team

Author Affiliations

From Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.

JAMA. 1976;236(2):147-148. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270020017016

EACH quadrennium, the officers and Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee appoint a Games Preparation Committee, Concerned with organizing the total team effort for the Olympic Games. This Committee is the supervisory group for all US Olympic Committee activities at the Games and is made up of chairmen of the following sub-committees: Team Services, Apparel, Supplies and Equipment, Food and Housing, Medical Advisory, Ticket Services, and Transportation.

The Medical Advisory Committee selects the medical personnel who will travel with and provide medical care for the athletes and officials of the US Olympic team at the Games. This Medical Advisory Committee also surveys the medical environment at the site of the Games, arranges for the medical supplies and equipment, and has supervisory function at the Games. Selections for the Medical and Training Services unit are made from a pool of applicants, some of whom, because of their knowledge