Brendan Schwab of the World Players Association discusses the importance of athlete activism in this article published in the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 2018.
The people who make sport possible—the athletes and those affected by the magnitude of modern sporting events, including local communities, workers, children, journalists, and fans—have all suffered harm. This has given rise to athlete activism, whose objective is to culturally and legally reconcile sport and human rights. The challenge for global sport is to embrace the opportunity presented by athlete activism and ensure that sport is a genuine force for good.
Read the full article here.