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Keeping athletes healthy at the 2020 Tokyo summer games: Considerations and illness prevention strategies

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Copyright © 2019 Keaney, Kilding, Merien and Dulson.Keeping athletes healthy will be important for optimal athletic performance at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Athletes will be exposed to several stressors during the preparatory and competition phases of the Summer Games that have the potential to depress immunity and increase illness risk. This mini-review provides an overview on effective and practical stressor-specific illness prevention strategies that can be implemented to maintain and protect the health of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Author(s): Keaney LC, Kilding AE, Merien F, Dulson DK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Frontiers in Physiology

Year: 2019

Volume: 10

Online publication date: 17/04/2019

Acceptance date: 27/03/2019

Date deposited: 12/06/2020

ISSN (electronic): 1664-042X

Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.


DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00426


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