Aspetar Unveils "Sports Medicine in Athletics" – Special Olympics Edition of its Sports Medicine Journal

08/05/2024 08:42 AM

Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, unveiled the latest edition of its prestigious Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal. This issue "Olympic Special" edition, titled "Sports Medicine in Athletics," serves as a comprehensive resource ahead of the Paris Olympics 2024.

This 170-page edition offers a deep dive into various aspects of sports medicine in athletics. Readers will find the latest research and insights on:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries in athletics
  • Innovative prevention strategies for injuries and illnesses
  • The growing importance of podiatry in athlete care
  • Essential considerations for athletes' mental health

The edition features an exclusive interview with Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk. Niekerk shares his experiences as a top athlete, his collaboration with his medical team, and his inspiring journey through recovery from a serious knee injury in Aspetar.

Professor Nebojsa Popovic, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, emphasizes:

With the Paris Olympics on the horizon, Aspetar is proud to launch its 'Olympic Special' series. This inaugural edition focuses on athletics, laying the groundwork for peak performance. Stay tuned as we explore other disciplines in upcoming issues! We extend our deepest gratitude to all the authors who have contributed to this invaluable pre-Olympic resource.

The Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal is a free, online and print publication designed to bridge the gap between traditional scientific journals and magazines. It provides cutting-edge content for Sports and Exercise Medicine professionals. The journal offers a multidisciplinary approach to athlete care, encompassing topics such as:

Sports science, Sports medicine, Sports surgery, Rehabilitation, Radiology, Sports psychology, Healthy lifestyle, Sports pharmacy

Each issue features interviews with renowned athletes alongside exclusive contributions from international experts. Presented in an accessible format, the journal has become essential reading for professionals across the spectrum of sports medicine disciplines since its launch in April 2012.

The journal's mission is to empower healthcare professionals, students, coaches, and athletes with a deeper understanding of SEM. This knowledge ultimately translates into improved decision-making and better care for athletes at all levels.

You can download your free copy of the magazine from:


About Aspetar:

Aspetar is a world-leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.

In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “The IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.

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