Business of sport: battered and broken

Trevor McKewen
Fri, 20 May 2022

Business of sport: battered and broken
Is sporting success worth it? (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
Fri, 20 May 2022
Time for Kiwi sport to take a look in the mirror1. It’s been a tough week to be a lover of sport in New Zealand. When you have the scab pulled off a gaping wound so dramatically as last Monday’s findings into the Olivia Podmore tragedy, it’s hard to swallow the raw reality of what our high-performance philosophy has become.For many of us deeply involved in sport in this country, we have understood its dirty secret for a long time.Athletes are expendable. Medals before mental health.No more. Two Olympic silvers weren’t wo...

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