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Dr. Glen Bergeron at the finish line for cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Dr. Glen Bergeron at the finish line for cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The doctor is in (the Olympics)

When Dr. Glen Bergeron attended the Olympic Games, he did so knowing he would never win a medal, but his performance was critical to helping others reach the podium.

An athletic therapist, Bergeron [BPE/73, PhD/93] was a member of the host medical team at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Montreal and the Canadian medical team at four subsequent Games.

His international experience treating Canada’s top athletes has been invaluable to his teaching and research here at home. Bergeron is the U of M’s former Director of Athletic Therapy. He currently leads the Heads Up Concussion Institute at the University of Winnipeg where he is Associate Dean of the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology & Applied Health.

UM Today sat down with Bergeron to talk about life behind-the-scenes at the Olympics.

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