Sports Medicine in China (Zhōngguó yùndòng yīxué 中国运动医学)|中国运动医学 Zhōngguó yùndòng yīxué (Sports Medicine in China)
GUO Hong 郭红
Sports medicine has benefited Chinese athletes for more than five decades and contributed to China’s achievements in national, regional, and international events. The Chinese Association of Sports Medicine and the newly formed Chinese Association of Clinical Sports Medicine have played major roles in clinical and sports science research and education, general public health, and athletic training and performance in China.
In 2006, the Twenty-ninth FIMS International Conference of Sports Medicine was held in Beijing, with representatives from the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee in attendance. The use of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of sports injuries is of considerable interest to sports therapists, who are today making use of a much wider variety of methods to help athletes in their training, recovery from illness, and even in psychological preparation for competition.