United States Anti-Doping Agency - www.usada.org
Description: The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is the independent anti-doping agency for Olympic-related sport in the United States. The USADA Web site contains information about supplements and medications to guide physicians and athletes as they work together to manage performance and health issues and stay within competition rules. It also provides information about the historical context of testing, testing policies and procedures, and references to the policies of other organizations. In addition, it gives detailed instructions for pursuing exemptions for therapeutic use. The site is user-friendly and a great resource for understanding the restrictions on substances used by athletes.
Description: The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances under the rules of sport based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. Visitors can search the Global DRO for specific information on products sold in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Global DRO is the result of collaboration among UK Anti-Doping, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The user interface is simple and quick to use, providing the ability to immediately identify the status of a specific drug in the context of a particular sport.
Description: The International Ski Federation - Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) - was founded February 2, 1924, during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France. Its site provides extensive information about international ski competition, including event schedules, descriptions of competition disciplines, and medical care of snow-sport athletes. The medical portion of the site includes several papers directed to physicians caring for skiers, as well as an in-depth guide to organizing and providing medical coverage for ski events. It also provides information about FIS antidoping policies and its injury surveillance system. The site will be useful to the sports medicine professional caring for snow-sports athletes and those looking to learn more about international ski competition.
Description: StrongKid.com provides research-based information on youth strength training for educators, parents, and fitness professionals. It provides information at a level accessible to parents and educators, with enough depth and references to be valuable to the fitness or medical professional. This is an excellent starting point for learning how to improve the fitness and sport performance of kids effectively and safely.
Description: This site previously was reviewed in February 2003, but in the interim it has become a more thorough and useful resource. The Virtual Sports Medicine Injury Clinic is designed primarily for patient education, but it also includes some information geared towards the sports medicine professional. Patients can find information about specific injuries based on the location of their injuries. The interface is straightforward, and the page design, while somewhat cramped, allows easy reading and navigation. Information is available for specific injuries, anatomy, training, and some therapeutic approaches. The information for professionals is fairly limited; however, it appears to be a valuable and generally reliable resource for patients.