In October 2019, Lisa A. Kihl, PhD, associate professor of sport management at the School of Kinesiology, and past president of the North American Society for Sports Management, led a panel discussion at the Play the Game 2019 conference. This panel was comprised of elite international athlete representatives. They spoke on the important topic of the role of different types of athletes’ voices. The panelists shed light on the difficulties surrounding player union acceptance by international sport federations and the importance of the athlete voice in sport governance.
Play the Game 2019 took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado on October 13 – 16. This conference was in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and brought together journalists, scientists and sports officials from around the world.
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