Prof. Dr. J. Bellemans is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in knee surgery and sports injuries. He was the first to introduce various new surgical techniques in the field of cruciate ligament surgery, and enjoys international recognition regarding his knowledge of the knee joint. He was Professor of Orthopedics at the KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine, and Head of Orthopedics for 7 years, before being a part of the orthopedic traumatology department at ZOL Genk. Prof. Dr. J. Bellemans is now consulted by international and national top athletes, and is team-doctor of the Belgian Olympic team since the Olympic Games of Bejing in 2008. In Rio 2016 he was general coordinator and head of the medical staff for the athletes of Team Belgium.