Introduction to athlete welfare

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    This chapter begins by defining ‘athlete welfare’ and how this was conceptualised for this edited collection. It goes on to provide an overview of the socio-cultural context of sport to explore why athletes are at particular risk of a range of issues that can compromise their welfare, physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, intellectually, socially, behaviourally, and spiritually. The chapter also provides an overview of each of the 34 newly commissioned chapters in the Handbook.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Athete Welfare
    EditorsMelanie Lang
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9780367193256
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Handbook series


    • athlete welfare, well-being, athlete safety, health, wellness, child protection, violence, abuse, maltreatment

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport


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