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.

How do people deal with conflicts?

Everybody reacts differently to conflict. Being familiar with different approaches to conflict is a key step to dealing with conflict before it gets out of hand. When you have a conflict with someone, try to remember that they probably have a different response to conflict than you do, and as a result, you will need to understand it and acknowledge it before moving forward.

Here is a summary of different styles for conflict

  • Competitive. People who lean towards a competitive style take a firm stand and know what they want. They usually operate from a position of power, drawn from things like position, rank, expertise, or persuasive ability.
  • Collaborative. People leaning towards a collaborative style try to meet the needs of all people involved. These people can be highly assertive, but unlike the competitor, they cooperate effectively and acknowledge that everyone is important.
  • Compromising. People who prefer a compromising style try to find a solution that will at least partially satisfy everyone. Everyone is expected to give up something, and the compromiser also expects to relinquish something.
  • Accommodating. This style indicates a willingness to meet the needs of others at the expense of your own needs. The accommodator often knows when to give in to others, but can be persuaded to surrender a position even when it is not warranted. This person is not assertive, but is highly cooperative.
  • Avoiding. People leaning towards this style seek to avoid the conflict entirely. This style includes delegating controversial decisions, accepting default decisions and not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Once you know your own natural response and understand the style of the other person with whom you are in conflict, you can adjust your response in such a way that leads to resolution more quickly and effectively.