Olympians' attitudes toward Olympic values : a “sporting” life history approach / Jonathan Grix... [et al.]

Grix, Jonathan

The current paper focuses on Olympians' attitudes to Olympic values—given that Olympic values are central to the Olympic Movement—gathered through a wider project on the “sporting” life history of fifty-seven British athletes. The study's findings are paradoxical and appear to be at odds with the Olympic values set out in the Olympic Charter. In particular, the study finds British athletes' attitudes toward Olympic values tend to shift dramatically between the period in which they compete and their post-athletic careers.

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