• Short Summary

    THE MEXICAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HAS SET UP A MEDICAL CENTRE IN MEXICO CITY TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE AND ALTITUDE OF 7,350 FEET (2,200 METRES) ABOVE SEA LEVEL ON THEIR OWN ATHLETES BORN AT SEA LEVEL.

  • Description

    THE MEXICAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HAS SET UP A MEDICAL CENTRE IN MEXICO CITY TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE AND ALTITUDE OF 7,350 FEET (2,200 METRES) ABOVE SEA LEVEL ON THEIR OWN ATHLETES BORN AT SEA LEVEL.

    AFTER THE INITIAL TEST, THE DIRECTOR OF THE MEDICAL CENTRE, DR. ANTONIO ZAPATA, SAID THAT THE HIGH ALTITUDE DIDN'T AFFECT THE ATHLETE. OTHER DOCTORS SAID THAT A HEALTHY PERSON COULD EASILY ADAPT TO THE ALTITUDE AFTER 10 TO 45 DAYS.

    THE WORLD'S MOST MODERN EQUIPMENT IS BEING USED TO TEST THE ATHLETE'S CAPACITY TO ABSORB OXYGEN IN THE ALTITUDE AND HIS OVERALL BLOOD CONDITION.

    IT MEASURES HIS HEARTBEAT AND BLOOD PRESSURE WHILE HE'S RUNNING BY A HEART-RATE TELEMETER AND A SMALL RADIO TRANSMITTER, FIXED TO THE BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y6QLHD1T2ZKCABPQ25TDLC4P
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y6QLHD1T2ZKCABPQ25TDLC4P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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