Protecting the health of athletes – What is the role of IFs?
No matter what the sport, athletes are at the heart of its success. Ultimately, it is athletes that attract so many followers to the sport, be it commercial partners, broadcasters or spectators.
However, throughout their career, athletes might be confronted to a sporting culture which may perpetuate situations of risk related to harassment and abuse, and which may have a negative impact on athletes’ mental health.
Nowadays, we are experiencing a time where both athletes and society at large are further empowered to speak out about these serious issues which were previously taboo or uncomfortable to address.
So how can IFs best prevent abuse and harassment and make sure to the mental health of their competing athletes is protected? What are some of the priorities and tools they should be looking for? This seminar will look at how best IFs can protect the health of their athletes, hearing from a variety of experts in the field, and discussions about the tools available to IFs in this regard.
Speakers at this Seminar included:
• Dr Paul Wylleman, Professor, Brussels University
• Kirsty Burrows, Managing Director, Sports Rights Solutions