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We are getting there!
  1. Lars Engebretsen1,2,
  2. Kathrin Steffen2
  1. 1IOC Medical Commission, Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. 2Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Kathrin Steffen, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, PO 4014 Ullevål Stadion, Oslo 0806, Norway; kathrin.steffen{at}

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While finishing our paper on injuries and illnesses during the Olympic Games in Vancouver, we were contemplating our achievements in research on protection of the athlete's health. Granted, 15 years ago, very little had been done except for the occasional epidemiological study, oftentimes with deficient methodology. National and international sports federations were reluctant to even mention injury problems in their sport and not willing to allocate research money. How much this field has changed over the years! The final proof of the merit of this field came with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge's editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine 2009, in which he highlighted the new IOC initiatives in the protection of athletes.1 The most recent news comes from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and their Stop Sports Injuries campaign.2 Their background is the following: injury rates are rising. In a …

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