The elite athlete as a special risk traveller and the jet lag's effect : lessons learned from the past and how to be prepared for the next Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo ? / Maria-Raquel G. Silva , Teresa Paiva, Hugo-Henrique Silva

Silva, Maria-Raquel G. | Paiva, Teresa | Silva, Hugo-Henrique

Elite athletes have to travel long-haul distances and cross multiple meridians; thus, a unique syndrome named as jet-lag is induced. Furthermore, traveller athletes are submitted to several factors negatively affecting their well-being and athletic performance. This qualitative descriptive study aims to promote safely and future promising participations of elite athletes in great events, such as the next Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo, based on the chronobiology of jet-lag, factors affecting the traveller athlete and previous experiences from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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