The International Olympic Committee says it’s working to make the 2024 Summer Games at the South Bend, Ind., indoor track and field and swimming venues more accommodating to patients with osteopathy.
The IOC said in a statement Monday that the new Olympic venues are designed to be “fully accessible to all patients with lower extremity conditions.”
It said it is committed to making sure patients have access to “appropriate care, including specialized care” and is working to expand care and services in these venues.
The Osteopathy and Bone Disease Center at South Bend is one of the two Olympic venues to be constructed under a $1.9 billion deal between the city and the U,S.
The other is the Indoor Track and Field and Swimming Complex at the University of California, Davis, in the state’s Golden State.
The IOC’s statement said the new facilities will also include “medical facilities” for patients with “lower extremity and other conditions, and additional supportive services for athletes with lower-body injuries and for patients in the acute care unit.”
The new facilities “will also include training facilities for athletes and athletes’ families to prepare for, participate in and recover from competition,” the IOC said.
The South Bend facility will be open to the public during the Games.
In the Olympics, the Osteopath’s Hospital in London was built on a temporary site at the Olympic Park.