The IOC Centres of Excellence bring prevention to sports medicine.
Lars Engebretsen, Roald Bahr, Jill L Cook, Wayne Derman, Carolyn A Emery, Caroline F Finch, Willem H Meeuwisse, Martin Schwellnus, Kathrin Steffen
British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2014
The protection of an athlete's health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the IOC and its Medical Commission. The IOC therefore partners with selected research centres around the world and supports research in the field of sports medicine. This has enabled the IOC to develop an international network of expert scientists and clinicians in sports injury and disease prevention research. The IOC wants to promote injury and disease prevention and the improvement of physical health of the athlete by: (1) establishing long-term research programmes on injury and disease prevention (including studies on basic epidemiology, risk factors, injury mechanisms and interven..View full abstract
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