What are the rules?
Key Learnings
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The full list of prohibited substances and methods is updated every year and it is the athletes’ responsibility to know what is allowed and what is banned.
The golden rule for all athletes is the principle of strict liability, which implies that athletes take full responsibility for what they ingest.
As an athlete you cannot refuse or disrupt a doping control test!
Sanctions for violating anti-doping regulations may range from a reprimand to a lifetime ban.
Involvement in illegal sports betting can result not only in acquiring debts or being subject to public humiliation, but also seriously damage your professional sports career.
By educating yourself about betting laws and regulations you can make sure to avoid situations that put you or your career at risk.
Learning how to limit and reduce stress in your life can help prevent it from leading to conflict.
Everybody reacts differently to conflict. Understanding and acknowledging someone’s approach to conflict is an important step to move forward and resolve the conflict before it gets out of hand.

Hints on how to resolve conflicts

There is no miracle way to end a conflict but the following approach might help you settle a conflict effectively.

  • Step 1 – Set the scene. In this step, your goal is to establish mutual respect between each other and identify the common goal of resolving the conflict and growing your relationship. It can be helpful to be in a neutral setting.
  • Step 2 – Gather information. This is an opportunity for both sides to present their views and concerns. Remember these key points as you listen to the other person:
    • Ask the other person for his or her point of view and genuinely confirm that you respect his or her opinion.
    • Listen actively. Put your point of view aside and really listen to what the other person is saying. You will have a chance to present your view.
    • Present your view calmly and honestly. Speak assertively without being too aggressive or submissive.
    • Use “I” statements – “I feel…” “I’m frustrated because…” Do not make accusations toward the other person or place blame.
  • Step 3 – Agree about the problem. This may sound obvious, but confirming what the conflict is all about will ensure that you are working toward the same goal. People can perceive the same situation in very different ways. You may actually discover that you are frustrated about different things.
  • Step 4 – Brainstorm possible solutions. Both sides should come up with possible solutions. This way, everyone involved feels like they had impact on the final outcome.
  • Step 5 – Implement the solution. Once you come to a mutually-accepted solution, be genuine in implementing it. Express that you will make a good faith effort moving forward. As long as everyone stays calm and open-minded, a resolution can happen quickly and in a way that builds relationships over time.