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The National Stadium in Brasilia is 1,172m above sea level; the highest altitude stadium in the World Cup. The National Stadium in Brasilia is 1,172m above sea level; the highest altitude stadium in the World Cup. EPA/Robert Ghement

Worrying heights? The ups and downs of football at altitude

There is a rich and mixed history of playing football at altitudes above sea level, but at various stages in the past 15 years the Fédération International de Football Association (FIFA) has banned international…
South Korea’s World Cup football team at a training center near Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital Tehran. South Korea’s World Cup football team at a training center near Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital Tehran. AAP

Monday’s medical myth: altitude training improves overall sporting performance

As the AFL season draws closer to the grand final, clubs are already looking to off-season training opportunities to prepare players for 2013. Several high-profile clubs are forking out big money to send…
Where Collingwood lead, others seemingly follow. Where Collingwood lead, others seemingly follow. AAP Image/Julian Smith

Team altitude training and the AFL – it’s time to clear the air

Tomorrow evening in Sydney, the ball will be bounced, marking the start of the first match in the 2012 AFL season. For the 18 clubs taking the field this year, it marks the culmination of months of gruelling…
Some AFL teams spend the off season at high altitude. Some AFL teams spend the off season at high altitude. kangaroos.com.au

A higher calling, but does altitude training work?

You might have heard about athletes and other sportspeople absconding to high-altitude locations for training. Indeed altitude training has become the training-method-du-jour for sporting codes around…