Does Your Morning Coffee Make You Faster?

Discover the world of sports management through the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts, professionals and academics.

This month’s podcast looks at why many athletes take a caffeine drink or drink coffee before they start a race or before their final sprint. It is not directly to stay awake, but rather the effects they are interested in are not so different from the effects you are looking for when you drink your morning coffee.  Caffeine improves alertness, concentration, reaction time, and energy level.  Athletes that take caffeine often feel stronger and more competitive, and they feel less fatigued during and after the exercise.  Stefany Chatelain-Cardenas and Hans Jørgen Kvale give an indepth commentary on this topic, including WADA's stand point on caffeine, and also speak to  Dr Gregory Ornon, a medical doctor of a professional cycling team.  Find out all the details here.  

The AISTS Sports Medicine podcast series was created by AISTS Head of Sports Medicine, Dr Boris Gojanovic (@DrSportSante) and are entirely scripted, recorded and produced by participants of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme.

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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