Protecting athletes’ health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Medical Commission, which is why nine research centres from across the world have been named as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health, including the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia.
Over the next four years, ACRISP will be tasked with researching, developing and implementing effective preventive and treatment methods for sports-related injuries and illnesses. It will receive financial support from the IOC and join an international network of expert scientists and clinicians in sports-injury and disease-prevention research.
“These centres have all demonstrated that they are at the forefront of research in sports medicine and are committed to our shared goal of using knowledge and resources to ensure the athletes’ well-being so that sportsmen and women can perform at their best level with minimal risks to their health.” commented IOC Medical Commission Chair and Executive Board member Dr Uğur Erdener.
Since 2009, the IOC, under the leadership of its Medical 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.
For more information visit the ACRISP website here.