Cari Roccaro is a 27-year old midfielder for Angel City FC in the US National Women’s Soccer League Together with her friend Ginny McGowan she produces the podcast Butterfly Road to discuss athletes’ health and mental health issues Cari played a paramount role in NWSL players being entitled up to 6 months of mental health leave, which was included in their recent collective bargaining agreement. I was the one who kind of got the ball rolling. Heading into the 2019 season, I was asking the league for a leave to take care of my mental health...


Russian ice hockey squad members should definitely take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, despite the fact that they will have to compete under the neutral flag, national team member Ilya Kovalchuk said on Tuesday.   "We should definitely go to the Olympics, if we refuse it means that we have given up. We all understand perfectly well that the IOC decision was purely political, and we understand whom those measures target. In fact, it was clear that the decision will be like that. But if athletes go there, it will draw the country together," Kovalchuk said. All clear...



South Korea Launch Player Union

FIFPro welcomes the official launch of the first South Korean football player association.


The association was unveiled at the world player body’s Asian congress in Seoul, which was attended by Theo van Seggelen, FIFPro’s general secretary, and Frederique Winia, FIFPro Asia general secretary. The new association’s general secretary is Hoon-ki Kim and board members include Han-sup Kim, a former Daejon Citizens player, and Hee-ju Kwak who has played for Suwon Samsung and the Korean national team.



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