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Annual Sleep, Recovery, and Human Performance Initiative

Own The Podium – $225,000
5/1/16 – 4/30/17


This Own the Podium (OTP) funded Canadian study was designed to sleep screen Canadian athletes (Olympic and Paralympic) and to provide them with fatigue management for maintaining an elite performance edge. The PI on this project is Dr. Charles Samuels, MD., medical director of the Calgary Centre for Sleep and Human Performance. My research consulting role within this project is to provide comprehensive travel plans for managing sleep disturbance, travel fatigue, and jet lag for international travel. Preference is given to tier I teams travelling for international competition and/or World Championships, and a major focus is on preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This project has produced excellent results – the four teams I worked with for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics all received gold medals.

Primary Investigator

Charles Samuels


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