Theme session: Elite Athlete's Status and Rights

Torstai klo.9.00–10.30, 1. Lava / Thursday from 9.00 to 10.30 a.m.

When an athlete takes a stand on human rights, how does the sports system view this? The Elite Athlete's Status and Rights theme session discusses the athlete's rights to take a stand on societal issues and how the athlete's status has evolved over time. Perspectives on the subject are brought from both international and national arenas.

This themesession will be held in English.


•    professor Mihaly Szerovay, University of Jyväskylä
•    KIHU - Research Institute for Olympic Sports (speaker yet to be confirmed)
•    president Sami Itani, Finnish Athletics Federation