The capabilities and human rights of high performance athletes

Authors: Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31153/

Journal: International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Publisher: SAGE

ISSN: 1012-6902

High performance athletes participate and function in sports systems where exploitative behaviours may become manifest. These behaviours potentially violate an individual athlete’s human rights. Using the Capability Approach first outlined by Amartya Sen the paper details how a more precise analysis of human rights, in the context of high performance sport, may be arrived at. Using in-depth narrative accounts from high performance athletes, data illustrate how athlete maltreatment is related to individual capabilities and functionings. The loss of individual freedoms infringes accepted notions of human rights. The implications for practice concern how human rights may be protected within and for systems of high performance production.

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Authors: Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31153/

Journal: International Review for the Sociology of Sport

eISSN: 1461-7218

ISSN: 1012-6902

DOI: 10.1177/1012690218791139

© The Author(s) 2018. High performance athletes participate and function in sports systems where exploitative behaviours may become manifest. These behaviours potentially violate an individual athlete’s human rights. Using the Capability Approach first outlined by Amartya Sen the paper details how a more precise analysis of human rights, in the context of high performance sport, may be achieved. Using in-depth narrative accounts from high performance athletes, data illustrate how athlete maltreatment is related to individual capabilities and functionings: the loss of individual freedoms infringes accepted notions of human rights. The implications for practice concern how human rights may be protected within and for systems of high performance production.

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