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McCrory P. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints…?. Br J Sports Med 2006;40:565.

This article has been retracted due to plagiarism of the following material:

Producing environmentally sustainable olympic games and ‘greening’ major public events. Available: [Accessed Mar 2006]

What is an ecological footprint?. Archived copy - What is an ecological footprint? (Archived). Available: [Accessed Dec 2003]

Sports events leave a giant ‘ecological footprint’ | New Scientist. Available: [Accessed 16 Apr 2005]

We would like to acknowledge the preliminary work of Nick Brown in investigating publications by Dr Paul McCrory and thank him for bringing these concerns to our attention.

During 2021 and 2022 there was an investigation by British Journal of Sports Medicine and BMJ which found that some of McCrory’s work was the product of publication misconduct. British Journal of Sports Medicine published a summary of the investigation.1


1. Update on the investigation into the publication record of former BJSM editor-in-chief Paul McCrory Br J Sports Med doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-106408