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Athletes’ Rights and Mega-Sporting Events

31st January 2017

Author - MSE Platform

This White Paper maps the conduct of mega-sporting events (MSEs) and their impact on athletes by reference to international human rights standards.

Athletes are the public face of MSEs. Athletic performances are essential to the prestige, popularity and viability of MSEs and, in turn, the sporting and business undertakings of International Sporting Organisations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and international sporting federations (ISOs). This White Paper considers the position of athletes who are among the key groups affected by MSEs.

The work of professional athletes is, by its nature, highly skilled and valuable, yet risky and precarious. As a condition of that work, athletes are subject to regulations that are extraordinary and far-reaching in their complexity and subject matter. The athlete, therefore, is at the centre of the intersection between sport and human rights.

Read the report on IHRB's website.