Scholars on the 2020 Olympics
Is high performance sport even healthy: What does the research tell us?
The extreme athletic feats that we see in the Olympic Games are truly impressive. However, based on current research, it is difficult to find an unequivocal answer to exactly how healthy high performance sport is, says UCPH sports medicine researcher.
Dried blood can detect doping: Now approved, the method may be tested at the Tokyo Olympics
In collaboration with Anti-Doping Denmark and the Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory, University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a method that, using blood droplets, can easily and effectively detect athletes who have taken performance-enhancing drugs. The method has been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and could be tested at the Tokyo Olympics.
One to watch
I’d encourage everyone to watch the Olympics - not only because something politically wild is bound to happen, but also because it’s a national extravaganza, where we can hope for some medals for Denmark
- Hans Bonde, Professor