FIS is pleased to announce that thanks to generous financial support from DJO the ground-breaking surveillance project FIS ISS that was initiated two years ago to analyse injuries among elite skiers will continue for at least another two years, until the end of 2009.
“We remain concerned by the number of injuries to both our top athletes and too many young talents. The initial findings of the Injury Surveillance System project have already provided us with great insight into the prevalence and types of injuries suffered. We thank DJO for their continuing support and look forward to obtaining an even more in-depth understanding through additional data and analysis during the coming two years so that we can begin to address the causes and implement prevention problems,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
|Professor Roald Bahr, chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) added:
“We are delighted by the announcement of the continued support of DJO to this project. Their involvement in the FIS ISS is a reflection of their unrelenting commitment to protect the health of athletes. This project continues to inspire us and also other research groups to search for methods to prevent skiing and snowboarding injuries.”