The IOC, as the leader of the Olympic movement and the sport sector at large, places a high priority on prevention of sports injuries and protection of the physical and mental health of the athlete.
To achieve this goal, the IOC has established partnerships with research centres around the world to promote and support research and its practical application in the field of sport and exercise medicine. Through this initiative, the IOC has developed an international network of collaborating expert scientists and clinicians in sports injury and illness prevention research. Since 2009, the IOC has supported established research centres that have demonstrated research, educational, and clinical expertise in elite sports, by giving them an annual grant for a period of four years.
The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission is calling on researchers to apply for support and funding for the renewed period of 2023-2026. Applications will be open until June 1, 2022.