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No pain no gain? A conversation on Olympians’ long-term health

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  • Contributors MM, DP, JLW, RP, PS, MS and JB contributed to, reviewed and approved the final version of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests JB is the President of WOA and MS is a member of the WOA Executive Committee. MM and RP lead the WOA Administration. DP was commissioned by the WOA Medical Committee (chaired by PS) to conduct the Retired Olympian Musculoskeletal Health Study with a grant from the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission. JLW is a member of the IOC supported Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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