Feeling the pressure: The World Cup's Altitude Factor

HAAKE, Steve and CHOPPIN, Simon (2010). Feeling the pressure: The World Cup's Altitude Factor. New Scientist.

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FEBRUARY 2007. Brazilian football team Flamengo are playing a South American cup match in Bolivia. Their opponents, Real Potosi, are based in the high Andes and the stadium is nearly 4000 metres above sea level. In lashing rain, Flamengo fall 2-0 behind. Many of their players need bottled oxygen to alleviate the effects of altitude. Though they eventually fight back for a 2-2 draw, Flamengo announce after the game that they will no longer play matches at altitude.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12516

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