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Medical And Scientific Commission










Medical Code

(Formerly "Medical")

The Medical and Scientific Commission advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President, supporting the change of philosophy to protecting clean athletes, as reflected by Olympic Agenda 2020.

The Medical and Scientific Commission actively supports the protection of clean athletes, the protection of the athletes’ health focusing on the prevention of injury and illness, and also supports the promotion of health and physical activity particularly as part of the legacy of the Olympic Games.

The Medical and Scientific Commission also supervises the provision of health care and anti-doping activities during the Olympic Games.

The Medical and Scientific Commission’s responsibilities encompass the following three fundamental principles:

  • Protection of the health of athletes;
  • Respect for both medical and sports ethics;
  • Equality for all competing athletes.

For more information, please refer to the IOC Medical Code:


The Medical and Scientific Commission is supported by the Medical and Scientific Department.

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