Medical and public health services at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games: an overview

Med J Aust. 1997 Dec;167(11-12):595-8. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1997.tb138908.x.


Planning for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games may benefit from the experience of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Excellent health promotion and prevention activities before and during the Games resulted in fewer medical and public health problems than anticipated. Despite this, there was room for improvement in the level of communication and cooperation between the many service providers to ensure the most appropriate and efficient responses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Disaster Planning / organization & administration
  • Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration
  • Georgia
  • Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • New South Wales
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Public Health Administration*
  • Sports Medicine / organization & administration*