Journal article

Meeting the Global Demand of Sports Safety The Intersection of Science and Policy in Sports Safety

Toomas Timpka, Caroline F Finch, Claude Goulet, Tim Noakes, Kaissar Yammine

Sports Medicine | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2008


Sports and physical activity are transforming, and being transformed by, the societies in which they are practised. From the perspectives of both competitive and non-competitive sports, the complexity of their integration into today's society has led to neither sports federations nor governments being able to manage the safety problem alone. In other words, these agencies, whilst promoting sport and physical activity, deliver policy and practices in an uncoordinated way that largely ignores the need for a concurrent overall policy for sports safety. This article reviews and analyses the possibility of developing an overall sports safety policy from a global viewpoint. Firstly, we describe th..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Board of Sale Sports International also includes Professor JoonPil Cho. Ajou University. South Korea (representing Ask). and Professor Leif Svanstrom, Karolinska Institutet. Sweden (representing the Safe Communities movement). T. Timpka is supported by a research grant from Linkoping University. and C. Finch is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Researcher Fellowship from the Government of Australia. The authors have do conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this article.