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Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS) version 14 and Italian translation
  1. John Orchard1,
  2. Federico Genovesi2
  1. 1 School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Manchester City Football Club, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Orchard, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; john.orchard{at}

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The Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS) was released in version 13 as an upgrade to the Orchard Sports Injury Classification System in early 2020,1 after being conceived at an IOC consensus meeting in Lausanne in October 2019,2 alongside a new version of the Sport Medicine Diagnostic Coding System (SMDCS). This was less than 3 years ago (a short time) but seemingly eons back in the prepandemic days when international flying was like catching a bus. As with all classification systems, the OSIICS requires reassessment and updating, in this case to OSIICS version 14.0 (figure 1).

Figure 1

Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS) version 14 logo.

Coding for COVID-19

Minor changes to OSIICS version 13 (versions 13.1–13.5) have been made over 2020 and 2021. Just prior to releasing version 13.1, an email was sent to other members of the IOC consensus team asking ‘Do you think this new viral illness, COVID-19, warrants a specific code?’ At that early stage, some …

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  • Contributors FG wrote the Italian translation and JO wrote the updates to version 14 and the majority of the text.

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