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Dr. Roald Bahr

Roald Bahr MD PhD is a Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Sports Medicine at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and the Chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for Olympiatoppen and Chair of the Medical Department at the National Olympic Training Center, and also Director of the Aspetar Sports Injury & Illness Prevention Programme.

Dr. Bahr is authorized as a Sports Medicine Physician by the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He serves as Team Physician for the beach volleyball national teams. He is past chair of the National Council on Physical Activity, past president of the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine and past president, secretary, and member of the FIVB Medical Commission. He is the chair of the IOC Medical Commission—Games Group for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

His main research area is sports injury prevention, and he has published more than 350 original research articles, review papers and book chapters, in addition to several books, with a citation index (H-index) of 118. He is the main editor of the widely acclaimed textbook “IOC Manual of Sports Injuries”, which is published in seven languages, as well as the “IOC Handbook of Sports Injury Prevention”.