Athletes

  • 13.08.2019 /
    A new report from US Congress highlights that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Gymnastics failed to protect its athletes from sexual abuse. The investigators propose a new bill that challenges the autonomy of sport.
  • 03.07.2019 /
    Traditionally, Japanese sport has a tough hierarchy, but in the run up to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo both the media and the public has begun to critically examine the traditional practice.
  • Svømning _COLOURBOX
    10.05.2019 /
    One in five Canadian athletes surveyed in a new report have experienced maltreatment including emotional, physical and sexual abuse, harassment and neglect. In another case, testimonies from dozens of Danish swimmers about a psychologically abusive coaching environment paint a similar picture.
  • Semenya _Yann Caradec _Flickr
    02.05.2019 /
    After more than two months of deliberations, CAS dismisses South African runner Caster Semeneya’s motion to amend proposed rules on female athletes with high levels of testosterone. Critics call the decision ‘shocking’ and ‘dissapointing’.
  • Photo: Colourbox
    12.04.2019 /
    An open letter from athlete coalition Global Athlete urges athletes at IOC’s Athletes’ Forum to ask for ‘concrete solutions’ to the many calls for reform coming from an increasingly strong athlete voice.
  • Photo: Colourbox
    29.03.2019 /
    Expert conference looks at ways to upscale action that conbats sexual violence against women and children in sport.
  • Play the Game 2019
    04.03.2019 /
    Crossing the Atlantic for the first time, the 11th edition of the Play the Game conference sets the athletes center stage. Join them and other leading stakeholders in debates on sports governance, corruption and crime, safeguarding of athletes, the future of anti-doping and other vital issues in sport. Bring your ideas, solutions and expertise to Play the Game 2019 in Colorado Springs (CO), USA, from 13-16 October.
  • Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr
    23.01.2019 /
    WADA has decided to maintain RUSADA compliance in spite of the Russian anti-doping agency failing to meet the deadline for providing access to the Moscow lab data. Observers urge that focus be kept on Russian compliance.

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