The IOC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport bringing to ten the number of research centres from across the world that have been named as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health.

The United States Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport is a joint research venture between the University of Utah, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Sports Medicine Division. The coalition seeks to bring together highly experienced researchers from within each organisation in an interdisciplinary team to foster collaborative research in support of the IOC’s goals in the areas of injury prevention and athlete protection. All members of the Coalition have a proven record of sports medicine education and cutting edge work with elite athletes from a variety of sports, including Paralympic sport.

Protecting athletes’ health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Since 2009, the IOC, under the leadership of its Medical and Scientific Commission, has supported and partnered with established research centres from around the world which have demonstrated clinical, educational, and research expertise in the fields of sports medicine and elite sports to promote the athletes’ health through the prevention of injury and illness.

The Coalition joins…