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June 17, 2008 — Four chiropractors will be members of the official U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) medical staff, comprised of 62 medical doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, and certified athletic trainers.
The chiropractors are Drs. Amor Adams, Oakland, Calif.; Ernie Ferrel, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Ted Forcum, Tigard, Ore.; and Michael Reed, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Margaret Hunt, USOC medical director, explained that the medical team is responsible for the overall health of the athletes and will be in place at the Olympic games to administer aid during competition and practice, as well as in the Athlete Village.
Members of the staff will also be located at the USOC High Performance Training Center (HPTC) at Beijing Normal University and at the USOC Headquarters at the Beijing Hilton.
A team from the USOC Performance Services Department selected the 2008 Olympic Games U.S. medical staff from a group of qualified medical professionals that has worked a variety of national and international events for the USOC and has performed a residence at one of the U.S. Olympic Training Centers.
Source: U.S. Olympic Committee, www.usoc.org