Western Olympics and medical experts available to speak about Tokyo 2020 Games

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just days away, the following experts from Western University are available to media for comment.

Angela Schneider
Director, International Centre for Olympic Studies; Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences; Former Olympian

Areas of Expertise: Olympic movement, genetic doping in sport, athletes’ rights, women and sport and embodiment, philosophy of sport, sport medicine ethics.

Robert K. Barney
Founding Director, International Centre for Olympic Studies; Professor Emeritus, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: History of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic commercialism, Canadian “nation-building” through the Olympic movement

Dr. Lisa Fischer
Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic

Areas of Expertise: sports medicine, sports-related concussion, return-to-sport after concussion, clinical care of athletes with concussion

Dr. Alan Getgood
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine, Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aspetar Sports Medicine Clinic, Doha, Qatar

Areas of Expertise: sports medicine, knee injuries, complex knee reconstruction, joint repair

Laura Misener
Executive Council Member, International Centre for Olympic Studies; Director and Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Major Event Legacies, Paralympic Games, disability in sport, social impact of sport and events, sport governance

Mac Ross
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Olympic boxing, social history of Olympics, human rights, sport and gender, sport and race

Dr. Jane Thornton
Canada Research Chair in injury prevention and physical activity for health; Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Sports Medicine Physician, Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine; Former Olympian

Areas of Expertise: sports medicine, athlete mental health, injury and illness prevention in sport, long term athlete health, female athlete health, rowing injuries

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.

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