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How should athletes be supported before, during and after athletic retirement?

This IOC advanced research Grant is a 1-year project (01/06/2019 - 01/06/2020). The grant allows the SPMB research group to perform a needs analysis with elite athltes through semi-structured interviews to gain insights in their psychological health/wellbeing, challenges, barriers, and required support in the context of their athletic retirement. Consequently, based on the needs assessment, practical guidelines for different career support providers will be developed. This research project is coordinated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and funded by the IOC Olympic Studies Centre. 


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