The Organizing Corporation of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast appoints Dr. Anita Green as the Chief Medical Officer for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Speaking about the decision, the GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters said the CMO role was a very important honorary position and fundamental in the development of the services that would ultimately respond to medical demands at all GC2018 venues.
Speaking about the CMO designate, he said, “Dr Green will impart her extensive experience to ensure we recruit a highly credentialed medical team that meets the varied requirements of the medical function, from establishment of the multi-disciplinary Polyclinic in the Commonwealth Games Village to providing medical services to athletes at the competition venues.”
Dr. Green has spent more than 20 years working with elite and aspiring athletes in a range of sports and has been pivotal in the organization of medical coverage for a range of elite international competitions and large community participation events.
Speaking about Sports Medicine Industry in the country, Dr. Green said, “Australia has some of the best trained and experienced sports medicine professionals available to provide world-class multidisciplinary care for the athletes who will compete at the Games.”
Speaking about what plan she has for the Games, Dr. Green added, “This frontline care with be integrated with the local and regional health services to provide for the health needs of all the athletes and team officials, as well as spectators.”
“It is a wonderful challenge to bring together the large team of health professionals to make the 2018 Games a safe and successful event,” she further spoke about the challenge this project involves.
Welcoming Dr. Green at the Organization, Mr. Peters said, “It is a pleasure to have someone with Dr Green’s considerable expertise and enthusiasm join the GOLDOC team.”
The Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast will happen between 4-15 April 2018.