Athlete's clean sport perspectives
Hello and welcome to the third issue of the Clean Sport Alliance newsletter. The purpose of sending the newsletters was to build some momentum and engagement ahead of the 2nd Clean Sport Insight Forum. You will therefore see our invitation to 'get involved' ahead of the Forum embedded within the newsletter.
Today we are pleased to share two further video outputs from our RESPECT EU Erasmus+ Collaborative Partnership project. Produced by Prof Andrea Petróczi (Kingston University London) the first output explains the process and results of a community-based collaborative research project which brought together five NADOs and 82 elite athletes from Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK in a series of focus groups. The second output is the athlete panel discussion from our first Clean Sport Insight Forum, hosted by UK Anti-Doping in London in September 2019.
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Yours in sport,
The Clean Sport Alliance
2nd Clean Sport Insight Forum
8th - 9th December | free online virtual event
How do elite athletes approach clean sport?
How can research make their voice heard? Prof Andrea Petróczi (Kingston University London) explains the process and results of a community-based collaborative research project which brought together five NADOs and 82 elite athletes from Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK in a series of focus groups. The study, which involved athletes as co-researchers, explores the meaning of ‘clean sport’ from the athletes’ perspectives.
This study contributes to the promotion of clean sport behaviour in two ways: (1) the formation of clean athlete identity, and athletes’ varied and highly personal interpretations of ‘clean’ have implications for tailored anti-doping; and (2) the study offers a framework for academics and stakeholders to work together with athletes to advance anti-doping research and practice.
If you have any questions on this research please send them to us ahead of the Clean Sport Insight Forum. We will collate all the questions and hope to answer as many as possible during the live event.
Athlete panel discussion
In 2019, we invited numerous international athletes to voice their thoughts and opinions on clean sport and anti-doping. In their own words they told us about the challenges of competing as clean athletes. This collaborative and participatory process led to the creation of the Athlete Voices video series.
Today, we are pleased to share the video of the athlete panel discussion from our 1st Clean Sport Insight Forum, which took place in London in September 2019.
Previous athlete videos
Post a question
If you have any questions on the athlete voices video series, please send them to us.