Medical Research

Medical Code

Discover the new version of the Olympic Movement Medical Code which applies to Olympic Games, beginning with the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games. The document defines basic rules regarding best medical practices in the domain of sport and the safeguarding of the rights and health of the athletes.

Consensus statements

IOC consensus statements have been published based on the works of the Medical and Scientific Commission. Find out more about these publications and reports here!
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IOC Research Centres

Since 2009, the IOC has supported and partnered with established research centres from around the world to promote the athletes’ health through the prevention of injury and illness.  Collaborating closely with these research centres, the IOC aims to further promote and protect the health of athletes.
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Medical Congresses



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