ECGs recommended for Aussie olympians

Dale Oen, 26, was one of Norway’s medal hopes for the London Games when he died suddenly of cardiac arrest at a training camp in Arizona on
30 April.

Dr Peter Baquie, Australian Olympic team medical director, said ECGs were recommended, but not mandated, for athletes following a consensus statement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2009.

“It’s strongly recommended that when athletes have a medical assessment as part of the preparation for London, that an ECG is included,” Dr Baquie
told MO.

“People are dying. There were two soccer