Developments in international policy on athlete welfare

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    This chapter traces developments in international policy and discourse on athlete welfare, identifying how sports policy has shifted from a focus in the mid-1970s on the prevention of sex discrimination and the promotion of equality for women in sport to a contemporary focus on the prevention of sexual violence against athletes, and especially children in sport. The implications for athletes and sports bodies of this narrow focus on one particular form of abuse are also discussed. The chapter then highlights how growing interest in and implementation of human rights in sport at national and international levels offer the potential for a new, more inclusive understanding of athlete welfare.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare
    EditorsMelanie Lang
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429201745
    ISBN (Print)9780367193256
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Handbook series


    • athlete welfare, sport, abuse, violence, welfare policy, sport policy

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport


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