What's on the web: The Olympics
- By: Klaus Morales, Tulio Campos
In 1896, Athens hosted the first modern version of the Olympic Games. This year, history repeats itself and the games are in Athens again. Much has changed: scientific advances in sports medicine have enabled athletes to improve their physical strength and perfect their technique.
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (www.amssm.org provides insight into the life of a sports doctor. The site also showcases opportunities for work, including fellowships in the United States and Canada. The monthly case reports and the well organised links are well worth a look. The site focuses heavily on North America but is nevertheless a good starting point for graduate students hoping to get to grips with this career.
For a more global perspective visit the International Federation of Sports Medicine (www.fims.org). A calendar lists the events taking place worldwide, and you can even submit the ones taking place in your country. One highlight