Jelena Dokic’s story of abuse shows links between elite sport and child labour

By: Michael Burke

“Jelena Dokic’s story of abuse shows links between elite sport and child labour”

The Conversation Australia and New Zealand

Date Published: November 20, 2017

t’s impossible to read Jelena Dokic’s and other sport stars’ stories of physical, emotional and verbal abuse suffered at the hands of their parents or coaches without being horrified.

It’s also easy to blame controlling sport parents like Dokic’s father, but by doing this we’re ignoring a much larger problem. Child and adolescent sport at an elite level can mirror child labour, so the sport itself should be treated with same degree of scrutiny…….

https://theconversation.com/jelena-dokics-story-of-abuse-shows-links-between-elite-sport-and-child-labour-87506