Chapter 14. Planning for Major Events

  1. Roald Bahr MD, PhD4 and
  2. Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD4,5
  1. Michael Turner MBBS, MD Chief Medical Adviser1,2 and
  2. Jiri Dvorak MD3

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch14

Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Turner, M. and Dvorak, J. (2009) Planning for Major Events, in Sports Injury Prevention (eds R. Bahr and L. Engebretsen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo, Norway

  2. 5

    Orthopaedic Center, Ullevaal University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    The British Horseracing Authority and Lawn Tennis Association, UK

  2. 2

    British Olympic Association and Snowsport, UK

  3. 3

    FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC), Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162449

Online ISBN: 9781444303612



  • planning for major events;
  • marathons and multi-sport, multi-national events;
  • major event planning tools;
  • basic planning;
  • checklist basic planning;
  • medical indemnity and international competition;
  • medical cover for spectators;
  • selection and training of medical staff - multi-disciplined approach;
  • disability sport and spectators in wheelchairs;
  • contingency strategy for sudden unforeseen problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is a “major event”?

  • Factors to consider

  • Major event planning tools

  • Events requiring special attention

  • The unexpected event

  • Post-event activities

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading