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The fates of Czechoslovak contestants in Olympic games.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1293428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since the Second Olympic Games of the new era up to the Games in 1988 on the whole 2031 Czechoslovak competitors participated in both Summer and Winter Games. The author succeeded in compiling items on the length of life and causes of decease of 265 Olympic participants who died up to the end of 1989. The study of those items revealed that the length of living of those athletes who died in the period 1950 till 1989 was 67.4 years. That indice may be compared with men in population with a mean length of life 67.7 years in 1988. It is however necessary to take into consideration that the studied sample of Olympic competitors represents a certain selection of men. The causes of natural death of Olympic competitors do not differ in principle from natural deceases of other former Czechoslovak athletes and also no expressive differences were found in comparison with natural causes of death of men in population.
Authors:
L Schmid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-02     Completed Date:  1993-04-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institut of Sports Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Cause of Death
Czechoslovakia
Humans
Longevity*
Male
Mortality*
Sports*

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