Objective. Analysis of current notions about the causes and means of prevention of sudden death in sport.
Methods. Analysis of data of current scientific literature.
Results. The paper presents the main groups of causes resulting in sudden death in sport. International protocols of preventing states, which jeopardize life as well as the means, recommended to athlete, physician, organizers of sports competitions to prevent sudden, cardiac death, in particular, have been considered.
Conclusion. The necessity to hold activities aimed at preventing sudden death in sport at selection stages and during the whole sports career has been accentuated.