PtG Publication, September 2021

Strengthening athlete power in sport - A multidisciplinary review and framework

The overarching aim of the Strengthening Athlete Power in Sport (SAPIS) is to develop a nuanced mapping of the opportunities for athletes in order to provide an evidence base on which to enhance athletes' representation and influence in the governance of sport.

This report is the combination of multidisciplinary scholarship employing a range of tools and frameworks. The multidisciplinary review incorporates theory and methods from ethics, history, law, as well as social, economic and political sciences and theorical perspectives. It presents a view of the rise of awareness of athletes as stakeholders, as well as certain intellectual and historical landmarks in this development.

Open publication
Publisher: Play the Game
Page Count: 63
ISBN: 978-87-93784-57-4 (pdf)

Read more about the theme

Athletes in front of spectators
PtG Theme

Athlete power and representation

Read more news on athlete rights

Gerke Berenschot at Play the Game conference
PtG Article 22.02.2024
Male athletes could have twice the risk of dying from cardiac issues  compared to men of similar age
Joanna Maranhão and Andrea Florence
PtG Article 19.02.2024
Sports organisations are bad at handling sexual abuse, and athletes risk retaliation for speaking out
Panel on anti-doping
PtG Article 16.02.2024
CEO of USADA: "There is a lot we could do to ease the burden on the athletes"
Matthew Graham and Gigi Alford
PtG Comment 07.02.2024
The global sport industry is out of touch, this is how we put athletes back in the game
PtG Article 07.02.2024
Sporting bodies called out for lack of action on Palestine and Afghan women
Panel on match-fixing
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Money spent on investigating match-fixing cases would be better spent on education
Conference presentation
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Mali is a textbook example of how to fail victims of sexual abuse in sport
Khalida Popal
PtG Article 05.02.2024
Pay gaps, representation, or even being allowed to play - the struggle for women in football is far from over
Joanna Maranhao
PtG Comment 04.02.2024
Healing through compassion – my journey of navigating trauma
Victoria Silverwood
PtG Article 02.02.2024
Meet the speakers: "Ice hockey fans expect to see fights at games, but the fights are well-controlled"
Burch and Geurin
PtG Article 29.01.2024
Meet the speakers: "We found that some athletes who experienced online abuse ten years ago had still not recovered"
Zohreh Abdollahkhani
PtG Article 26.01.2024
Meet the speakers: "International sports governing bodies should ask the Iranian federations why their athletes are imprisoned"