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Unfair Expectations: Exploring the ‘Role Model’ Tag Ascribed to Athletes

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Unfair Expectations: Exploring the ‘Role Model’ Tag Ascribed to Athletes

Long before sport turned professional, elite athletes have acted as ambassadors for the societies they represent. As such, they have been labelled as role models and moral compasses whether or not they are deserving of those titles. But is this fair? Do we as the public hold our athletes to impossible standards not reserved for any other industry? How does being a role model impact performance and is the status even worth pursuing? CONQA Sport answers these questions and more. 

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