Memorial service remembers sports doctor

A memorial service has been held at Football Park in Adelaide for one of Australia's most-respected sports doctors.

A memorial service has been held at Football Park in Adelaide for one of Australia's most-respected sports doctors.

Hundreds of mourners filled the Crows headquarters at West Lakes to farewell Brian Sando.

He was Adelaide Football Club's chief medical officer for 18 years and had a long association with SANFL club Norwood.

Sando also worked with the Australian Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

He has been remembered as an avid fitness enthusiast and hard-working man.

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said Sando was gentle, humble and funny in his work over seven Olympic Games.

Sando's sons Matthew and Andrew said they would miss their hero and good mate.

Adelaide Football Club CEO Steven Trigg said Sando was inspirational to many others.

"When you stop and take stock of what he's done and how many peoples' lives he's affected, it's quite inspirational really," he said.

Sando died after a long battle with cancer, aged 76.

The Crows will name an award in his honour.