Sheree Bekker | The link between sport safety and performance enhancement | The Sport In Mind

Safety in sport is considered an opposite to injury, comparable to how health is contrasted with disease (Timpka et al, 2006). Safety has been defined by the World Health Organisation (World Health Organisation, 1998) as the “state in which hazards and conditions leading to physical, psychological, or material harm are controlled in order to preserve the health and wellbeing of individuals and the community”. To this end, sports participants must feel safe in addition to actually being safe (World Health Organisation, 1998).

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