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Month: May 2020

The next chapter in Athlete Welfare

The next chapter in Athlete Welfare

By Andreas Themistocleous, APC Sports Consulting Ltd Athlete welfare involves creating a safe environment for athletes while competing and training for their sport, as well as ensuring their safety and well-being away from the game. Additionally it involves the creation of an environment in which athletes can develop skills and competencies outside of sport that will add to their personal development and wellbeing, which is not related to sports.   The road to regulation of professional sports, in terms of…

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Athletes’ Engagement and Wellbeing: Why we should care and what we should do

Athletes’ Engagement and Wellbeing: Why we should care and what we should do

By Demetris Constantinou, Contributor Throughout the years, athletes across all range of sports have been idolized by their fans, their organizations or sometimes the entire world, for being able to distinguish themselves in what they do. Few times though, have the masses or the fans considered the amount of pressure that these athletes undergo, to be able to keep up with the expectations. In fact, discussing athletes’ wellbeing, or even considering whether an athlete has the mental capacity to continue…

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Athlete welfare in relation to social challenges

Athlete welfare in relation to social challenges

By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor State social welfare systems were introduced early in the 20th century as a measure for protecting the health and well-being of citizens and families facing social challenges by providing them with essentials like health care, food stamps or unemployment benefits. The importance of having a protective net for the most vulnerable in our societies is more evident in periods of financial distress similar to the current one, caused by the spread of the coronavirus.  The reality is that…

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May 2020 Editorial: Athlete Welfare

May 2020 Editorial: Athlete Welfare

May 11, 2020 Athlete welfare refers to the creation of a safe environment for athletes, both in their athletic and personal lives.  Leagues and clubs have a huge role in the promotion of athletes’ welfare and while efforts to ensure the welfare of athletes are being made for some time, the real need for heightened efforts has surfaced during the past decade. Obviously, there is a need to turn sport into a more athlete-centric affair by focusing on the wellbeing…

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A Roadmap for Athletes in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Roadmap for Athletes in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Panagiota Betty Angelis Tufariello, Esq. & Marios Christos Sfantos, Esq. The COVID-19 pandemic. Unprecedented, unexpected and presenting unique challenges, obstacles, and vicissitudes that no one has ever faced before and – as is evident from looking at contracts of every kind across all industries – clearly few had the good sense to anticipate. Every facet of life has been massively affected – health, travel, education, social life, business and entertainment – and though we always expected that sports would…

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