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By Adam Estelle, Project Engineer for the Copper Development Association Superbugs can be career enders for athletes, whether they’re on a little league team or a professional team. Simple daily actions such as opening doors and lockers, flushing toilets and turning on faucets expose athletes to surfaces that can harbor bacteria for weeks or even months. To combat these often antibiotic-resistant bacteria, sports facilities have begun installing copper fixtures and gym equipment due to its scientifically proven ability to kill greater than 99.9 percent of bacteria within two hours of contact. The Los Angeles King’s sports center, the Gilmour Academy...

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