n International SportMed Journal - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Consensus Statement on periodic health evaluation of elite athletes March 2009 : consensus statement

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1528-3356



In March 2009, the IOC assembled an expert group to discuss the current state of health evaluations for athletes, aiming to provide recommendations for a practical PHE for the elite athlete, as well as to outline the need for further research. The task of the group was to review the benefits as well as potential negative effects of PHE at the elite sport level. The group did not take any position as to whether PHE should be recommended as compulsory for participation in sport. That is for the relevant sports authorities to decide.

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