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Health Challenges of Major Sporting Events

Forum Panel – 75mn

Major sporting events can provide a multitude of benefits to host countries, from valuable infrastructure investment to heightened tourism income, through to a sense of national pride. While direct public health does benefit from these events through improved healthcare infrastructure, housing and improved transportation, mass gatherings of this scale also present an array of healthcare challenges.

The Health Challenges of Major Sporting Events forum panel will discuss how legacy planning is often not prioritized when dealing with the many stressful demands of delivering a successful event and can result in a missed opportunity in realizing future health and public health benefits.