Time for a break? Competition over the Christmas and New Year period

We’ll be posting our 2013 Holiday thoughts soon. In the meantime, as we all prepare for College Bowl games and Soccer matches–and stock up on the egg nog and goodies–we share our 2011 Holiday Sporting thoughts from CJSM Chief Editor Chris Hughes.

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine Blog

And so we have reached the Christmas and New Year break, with good-will on offer to one and all. For many of us, this is a time to get away from work – to spend quality time with our family and friends, and to take a breather from the every-day grind of the nine-’til-five. Perhaps some of us will be indulging a little more than usual by way of food, drink and merry-making.

This is, however, not the case for many of those involved in Sport including the athletes themselves and their numerous support staff. In fact, this is often one of the busiest times of the year for those involved in Professional sport, and the fixture calendar can be particularly crowded as the National sporting bodies and Leagues cram in the fixtures, perhaps in order to secure large crowds of seasonal fans and lucrative television rights.

Some sports participants enjoy a break…

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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