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Breaking a taboo: why the International Olympic Committee convened experts to develop a consensus statement on mental health in elite athletes

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  • Contributors This editorial accompanies the IOC consensus statement on mental health in elite athletes, and also serves as an Executive Summary.

  • 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 None declared.

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

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