Proper utilisation of sports medicine can boost performance

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Patna, Aug 4 (UNI) The performance of India and Pakistan in international tournaments could be improved through proper utilisation of scientific technique and sports medicine.

Informing this to newspersons, Indian Association of Sports Medicine(IASM) director Dr Farsat Hussain said China had made a tremendous progress in the sphere of sports medicine and it would reap the benefits in the forthcoming Olympics.

Dr Hussain emphasised on increasing awareness among the players and coaches on doping and sports medicine, adding that a chapter on the subject should be included in school curriculum.

He also batted for upgrading the physiotherapy centre of Magadh University into the state sports medicine agency.

Pakistan Sports Medicine secretary general Dr Pervez Rizvi said, '' Although the SAARC countries have talented sportspersons, they could not perform well in international events like the Olympics.'' Dr Rizvi also attributed it to a lack of knowledge in modern technique of sports like sports medicine.

If India's anti-doping agency NADA was given accredition by the WADA, the players of the SAARC countries would get tremendous benefits. An international conference on sports medicine would be organised in Karachi in December, he added.

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