FIVB study published in British Journal of Sports Medicine
The report was carried out by FIVB Medical Commission President Dr Roald Bahr alongside the winner of the first FIVB Sports Science Award, Dr Jonathan Reeser.
Cases of heat-related medical forfeits on the FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour were monitored as part of the program across the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of the circuit
As a result, it was concluded that despite incidence of significant heat illness among athletes competing on the World Tour being quite low, the guidelines currently available need to be adapted if they are to fully assess the risk of heat stress.
To read the full report visit the British Journal of Sports Medicine’s website here