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GA2LEN centres will be following athletes selected for the Olympic Games 2008 to assess the prevalence and diagnosis rates of asthma and allergies among top athletes in summer sports. This study is the first pan-European study on allergy and asthma in athletes, designed as part of GA2LEN joint research activities on sports and allergic diseases. It was initiated in Norway on request of the National Olympic Committee, to follow athletes and provide optimal care if needed.  The scientists were also interested in learning more about the effect of air quality and pollution on the athletes.

Click here to download the brochure Sport & Asthma: GA2LEN Olympic Study