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Local Doctor Headed to London for Olympics

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

When the Olympic games begin in less than two months "across the pond," a West Tennessee doctor will be among the official staff.

Dr. Keith Nord will serve as the official team doctor for the USA Men and Women's boxing teams.

This is the first Olympics to have women's boxing. There will be two women representing Team USA. Nine American men will compete.

Dr. Nord started as a ringside physician in the Hub City at the Jackson Boxing Club.

"I was very honored that they felt that I fit the bill and had enough knowledge from the standpoint of sports medicine," said Dr. Nord. "They want to know I can handle the injuries that may occur and take care of anything that might happen."

The London Olympic games begin July 27 and run through August 12.