Life skills of young athletes are at least as important as their sport performance
A consensus of athletes and representatives of sport organisations, public authorities and educational institutions was reached in Paris on 15 October, 2015, during the fourth PSS workshop that young athletes need also training in lifestyle and life skills.
That’s why it is important for the IOC to implement its athletes career programme which supports athletes in their transition from a sports to a professional career according to Tony Estanguet, a former top-athlete and member of the IOC athletes’ commission. Laura Capranica, President of the European Athlete as a Student Network, highlighted that if a dual career system is not available, one third of athletes will drop out.
As match-fixing is the new scourge in sport, Sarah Lacarrière, Integrity Officer of SportAccord, presented the e-learning tool “Real.Player” which helps athletes to identify dangers associated with the manipulation of sports competitions.
Further information on this workshop can be retrieved from the following page: http://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/pss/workshop-paris