Elite Athlete Welfare

Working Title: Athlete’s Experiences of Welfare within Elite Sporting Cultures

Study One

Semi-structured interviews with elite athletes, coaches and officials of an Olympic level sport around athlete welfare and the culture of elite sport.

Study Two

An Ethnographic study supported by interviews, over a period of time, working within an Olympic level sport investigating athlete welfare and the culture on the build up to an Olympic Games or World Championship. This would be a longitudinal study investigating how the championships may affect welfare and or the culture.

Study Three

Intervention or structural change to improve the well-being of athletes within an elite sport culture**