IOC Medical and Scientific Publication series


2017 - Matthew Wilson, Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan Drezner - IOC Manual on Sports Cardiology

2015 - David McDonagh, David Zideman - IOC Manual of Emergency Sports Medicine

2012 - Roald Bahr - IOC Manual of Sports Injuries: An Illustrated Guide to the Management of Injuries in Physical Activity

2. Encyclopaedia

2014 - Ronald J. Maughan - IOC Encyclopaedia of Sports Nutrition (2nd Edition)

2011 - Paavo V. Komi - IOC Encyclopaedia on Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance

2011 - Claude Bouchard, Eric P. Hoffman - IOC Encyclopaedia on Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sports Performance

2010 - Dennis Caine, Peter Harmer, Melissa Schiff - IOC Encyclopaedia on Epidemiology of Injuries in Olympic Sports

2009 - Ronald J. Maughan - IOC Encyclopaedia: The Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

2008 - Martin Schwellnus - IOC Encyclopaedia: The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

2008 - Helge Hebestreit, Oded Bar-Or - IOC Encyclopaedia on The Young Athlete

2007 - Savio Woo, Per Renström, Steven Arnoczky - IOC Encyclopaedia on Tendinopathy in Athletes

2005 - William J. Kraemer, Alan D. Rogol - IOC Encyclopaedia on The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise

2003 - Paavo Komi - IOC Encyclopaedia on Strength and Power in Sport (2nd Edition)

2003 - Walter R. Frontera - IOC Encyclopaedia on Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Scientific Basis

2000 - Vladimir Zatsiorsky - IOC Encyclopaedia on Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

2000 - Roy Shephard, Per-Olof Åstrand - IOC Encyclopaedia on Endurance in Sport (2nd Edition)

2000 - Ronald J. Maughan - IOC Encyclopaedia on Nutrition in Sport

2000 - Barbara Drinkwater - IOC Encyclopaedia on Women in Sport


3. Handbooks

2019 - Don McKenzie, Bo Berglund - IOC Handbook on Canoeing

2017 - Jonathan Reeser, Roald Bahr - IOC Handbook on Volleyball (2nd Edition)

2016 - Yves Vanlandewijck, Walter Thompson - IOC Handbook on Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete

2015 - Margo Mountjoy - IOC Handbook on the Female Athlete

2013 - Dennis Caine, Keith Russell, Liesbeth Lim - IOC Handbook on Gymnastics

2012 - James Zachazewski, David Magee - IOC Handbook on Sports Therapy Services

2011 - Yves Vanlandewijck, Walter Thompson - IOC Handbook on Paralympic Sports

2009 - Britton Brewer - IOC Handbook on Sport Psychology

2009 - Roald Bahr, Lars Engebretsen - IOC Handbook on Sports Injury Prevention

2007 - Niels H. Secher, Stefanos Volianitis - IOC Handbook on Rowing

2005 - Joel Stager, David Tanner - IOC Handbook on Swimming (2nd Edition)

2003 - Heikki Rusko - IOC Handbook on Cross Country Skiing

2003 - Jonathan Reeser, Roald Bahr - IOC Handbook on Volleyball

2003 - Douglas McKeag - IOC Handbook on Basketball

2002 - Per Renström - IOC Handbook on Tennis

2002 - Ronald J. Maughan, Louise M. Burke - IOC Handbook on Sports Nutrition

2002 - William J. Kraemer, Keijo Häkkinen - IOC Handbook on Strength Training for Sport

2000 - John Hawley - IOC Handbook on Running

2000 - Robert J. Gregor, Francesco Conconi - IOC Handbook on Road Cycling

Nutrition Brochure

30 July 2014

The IOC and its Medical Commission are pleased to provide athletes with an updated brochure, developed under the leadership of the IOC ‘Nutrition’ working group, in close collaboration with the IOC Athletes’ Commission. This booklet contains information that will help athletes to make informed choices to meet their nutritional needs in different situations.
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Health Legacy of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

2 June 2010

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the publisher of a 191-page book "The Health Legacy of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: Successes and Recommendations", which shows that public health in Beijing benefited from the Games. Benefits cited include improved medical and water services, attempts to restrict smoking and an increase in health awareness among athletes, visitors and China's residents.
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Sports Dentistry and Sports Physiotherapy

25 July 2008
Sports Dentistry

Teeth are just as important as any other part of the body to the athlete and his athletic performance. With this booklet, you will discover the appropriate tools to protect your teeth, improve dental health and prevent dental injuries. So take care of your teeth and they will take care of you!
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Sports Physiotherapy: treatment – prevention – recuperation

As risks are inherent to the practice of sport, one of the priorities of the IOC Medical Commission is to provide effective medical advice and care for the athlete. This brochure is therefore intended to minimise the risks of sports injuries for a maximum of sports participation, in particular at the Olympic Games.
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Encyclopaedia and Handbooks of sports medicine

1 March 2004

The IOC Medical Commission has been publishing the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine in collaboration with Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. (Oxford, England) since 1988. Each volume of the Encyclopedia includes up-to-date and state-of-the-art information on a particular medical/scientific area of sports medicine and sports science. A large team of internationally recognized experts contribute the 40-50 chapters that make up each volume. The Encyclopedia is intended for the use of sports medicine doctors, exercise and sport scientists, physiotherapists and athletic trainers, and graduate students in the sports sciences and allied health professions.
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Handbooks of sports medicine and science

The IOC Medical Commission publishes handbooks devoted either to a single sport or to topics of importance for conditioning and preparation for competition in a variety of Olympic sports. Each Handbook presents basic clinical and scientific information in a clear style and format as related to specific sports events drawn from the Olympic Summer and Winter Games. Each handbook is written by a small team of authorities coordinated by an editor who has international respect and visibility in the particular sport activity. The contributors present practical information for medical doctors who work with athletes, team coaches who have academic preparation in basic science, physical therapists and other allied health personnel, and knowledgeable athletes. Each volume represents up-to-date information on the basic biology of the sport, conditioning techniques, nutrition, and the medical aspects of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
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Nutritional Supplements

4 March 2004

Since 1997, the IOC Medical Commission has been concerned about positive results that could be linked to the use of nutritional supplements. The present lack of regulation concerning these in certain countries, including the USA, has led the IOC to intervene, and it has issued warnings on several occasions, particularly with a view to alerting athletes. At the same time, the IOC has approached various government bodies, seeking the introduction of quality controls for these products like those applied to medicines.

Given the lack of response to its different approaches, the IOC decided to fund a study into a large number of samples. The conclusions of this study have just been published, and confirm the scale of the problem. In view of these findings, the measures taken previously will be pursued.

Until concrete results are achieved, the IOC will continue urging athletes to avoid using these nutritional supplements. At the same time, the IOC recommends that its partners within the Olympic Movement (International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees) exercise extreme caution with regard to the firms that produce these nutritional supplements.
Analysis of Non-Hormonal Nutritional Supplements for Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids.

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