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March 2020 Editorial: Mature Athlete Issues

March 2020 Editorial: Mature Athlete Issues

March 1, 2020 Professional athletes dedicate their lives to sport and make a lot of personal sacrifices to pursue their athletic dreams.  Usually ageing is not kind to athletes, as it impacts their performance negatively and it is a signal that their days of athletic glory are nearing their end.  The mature days of athletes signify the end of their athletic career and they usually come with a number of distressful reactions and psychological effects. Retirement from sport at a…

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Athletes living and playing across borders – Immigration Pitfalls

Athletes living and playing across borders – Immigration Pitfalls

By Andreas Themistocleous, Contributor With rising globalization and professionalization within sports, athletes are increasingly migrating across national borders to take up work. Depending on the sport of choice, migration destinations usually involve two continents, North America and Europe, for which the article will concentrate. Aside from the talent of any sports star, there are various aspects one must consider when trying to attract a non-American citizen to join an American-based sports league or team. Take for example the case of…

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