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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has supported athletes’ health protection1 by funding research centres dedicated to prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries and illnesses.2 After establishing four centres in 2009,2 the IOC research centres network expanded to 9 institutions in 20143 and the 2019 round recognised 11 centres.4 Here we introduce ReFORM—an international French-speaking network of five institutions.5
Who is ReFORM?
ReFORM stands for Réseau Francophone Olympique de la Recherche en Médecine du Sport, and we embrace the IOC’s vision to foster international collaborations.5 Five intercontinental countries created this French-speaking Olympic network for Research in Sports Medicine, with support from their national Olympic Committees (table 1):
French National Institute of Sport (INSEP), Paris, France.
Physical Medicine and Sport Traumatology Department (SportS²), University and University Hospital of Liège, Belgium.
Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Science (LIROMS), Luxembourg.
Institut National du Sport du Québec (INS), Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), Switzerland.
Together, they serve hundreds of elite athletes and are at the forefront of high-level sports medicine and research in their respective countries.
What makes ReFORM unique?
ReFORM is …
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