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Winter Sports Nutrition

There are some specific nutritional issues associated winter sports - with training and competing often occurring in the cold and at altitude.

In an article on the preparation of the US Winter Olympics athletes for Vancouver 2010, sports dietitian Nanna Meyer made these interesting observations about the winter sports athletes she worked with.

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Training at Altitude

Although there are physiological benefits of training at altitude, athletes and coaches need to be aware of the potential effects on your nutritional status. More details can be found in the article on Nutrition and Training at Altitude.

Winter Olympics

As for any Olympic Games, there is a lot of downtime and plenty of food available at the Olympic Village. This can sometimes lead to weight gain and potential changes in body composition. See more about Olympic Village Nutrition.

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