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  1. Olympics SupercourseExercise and Health, an Olympic Ideal Collaborative efforts of US Olympic Committee and Global health Network (Supercourse) Supercourse: www.pitt.edu/~super1/

  2. Definition of Prevention “Actions aimed at eradicating, eliminating, or minimizing the impact of disease and disability. The concept of prevention is best defined in the context of levels, traditionally called primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention” A Dictionary of Epidemiology, Fourth EditionEdited by John M. Last

  3. Objectives • To overview of supercourse and its functioning • To Describe United States Olympics Committee (USCOC) and its functioning as related to exercise and health • To build an Olympics Supercourse for the Olympics and Paralympics with USOC, International Olympic committee and Supercourse Team

  4. Why should one practice prevention? Rising Life Expectancy (WHO Report, 1997)

  5. Concept of Telepreventive Medicine Telepreventive medicine Inexpensive Low to High bandwidth systems designed to reach large numbers of healthy people to prevent disease. Telemedicine Expensive High bandwidth systems designed to reach small numbers of sick people to cure disease

  6. Supercourse - model of global health network The Global Health Network is a group of leading public health and telecommunications officials who are bringing state of the art Internet technology into global health. Mission To connect people involved in prevention worldwide

  7. Supercourse • It was originally funded by NASA and currently funded by the National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA • Currently more than 151 countries are connected through the Supercourse • More than top notch scientific 1,700 lectures available on the website http://www.pitt.edu/~super1 • There are 8 noble prize winners who have contributed their lectures to supercourse • More than 40% members are from developing countries. • Many of the leading experts of exercise and health have contributed

  8. What is the new global language of teaching?

  9. Focused lectures on prevention • Every year, the supercourse team produce a lecture on a specific topic in prevention and spreads it around the world • Last year Hippocrates birthday was celebrated by developing golden lecture on prevention • Golden Lecture of Prevention illustrated and commemorated the role of prevention in continuing to make our planet healthier • This lecture was seen and used by more than a 200,000 people from 138 • We also include leading lectures on rehabilitation

  10. Olympics lecture on physical activity and Health • This year we have developed a lecture on physical activity and health. • This lecture has been dedicated to Olympics games in Athens, Greece • This lecture integrates the Olympic ideals plus our knowledge of the science of physical activity and health • The lecture can be viewed at www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec15451/index.htm • We hope that by September 2004, this lecture will be viewed by more than a million population worldwide, making this the most viewed lecture ever

  11. Information on health at Olympics website • Exercise is a everyday part of your life can help develop and maintain a high level of health by reducing stress, improving energy, vitality and maintaining a positive self perception. • Very little information regarding exercise, health physical activity etc is available at Olympics website. We will integrate our expert information with the Olympic site.

  12. United States Olympic Committee (USCO) • USOC is a non profit organization and is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United states Mission • Preserve and promote the Olympic ideal as an effective, positive role model that inspires all Americans USOC • Supports American athletes in general and Olympic athletes in particular • Athletes that wish to participate in the Olympics are approved and entered by USOC. The committee is also responsible for entering athletes in the Pan American Games.

  13. Support of Athletes by USOC • USOC has established a number of training centers throughout the country. • Top athletes can live, train and get specialized medical attention in these centers • USOC) serves as the National Paralympics Committee (NPC)

  14. USOC Sports Medicine Division • Sports Medicine division Offers Athletic Training in several training centers • Selected through an application and interview process, engage in daily responsibilities to learn, build and gain experience and insight towards the world of sports medicine • Jim Scherr is CEO and Ed Ryan is currently the Director of Sports Medicine, USOC& medical coordinator for the U.S. Paralympics Team

  15. Collaboration of USOC, Olympics & Supercourse Objectives: • Develop a partnership between USOC, Olympics and the Supercourse by sharing scientifically based health prevention information one exercise and health to the schools of the world. • Develop an Olympics Supercourse to share knowledge and take care of Olympics Athletes health through health prevention • Build a library of lectures focusing on exercise including top scientific quality prevention and care program • Establish lectures to employ exercise to prevent disease for those who are disabled, and distribute these to those who are disabled and those who are not

  16. OLYMPICS SUPERCOURSE USOC MISSION Preserve and promote the Olympic ideal as an effective, positive role model that inspires all Americans Supercourse Mission Preserve and promote the health of Olympics Athletes by sharing knowledge on physical activity and disease prevention Both these missions are in parallel to each other and can be partnered According to Ed Ryan of USOC our joint efforts “Aligned with the betterment of society and prevention”

  17. Olympics Supercourse Olympics games • The five rings symbolize the five significant continents and are interconnected to symbolize the friendship to be gained from these international competitions • Supercourse is an interconnected global network of preventionists linking more than 151 countries together with more than 40 % countries from developing nations The Olympics and supercourse should work hand and hand for better society

  18. Striving to compete at the highest levels in sport Link countries through their best athletes and link them together Product = world renown athletes Strive and compete at highest level to provide knowledge of prevention to world renown athletes. Share world preventionists to Olympic players Product = health role mode athletes of the world Olympics Supercourse Supercourse

  19. Olympics Supercourse Olympics 2004 TOWARDS EXERCISE AND HEALTH Partnering Olympics, USOC & Supercourse Supercourse