Should Coaches Be Awarded Medals Alongside Their Athletes?




Should Coaches Be Awarded Medals Alongside Their Athletes?

10th May 2017

This weeks topic is inspired by the news that the IAAF (International Amateur Athletics Federation) will be awarding coaches medals alongside their medal winning athletes.

Athletes who win bronze, silver or gold at the Championships will be given an extra medal on the podium when they receive theirs and will be able to hand it to their coach or a significant adviser after the ceremony.


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Athlete to GB Coach Kelly Sotherton agrees that coaches should be rewarded:

“The coach-athlete relationship is so special and important so it is fantastic that, at the World Championships in London, coaches are set to be recognised for the efforts they put in to getting an athlete onto the podium,” said Jazmin Sawyers, British Olympic long jumper.


So do we think this is the right thing to do?  After all, coaches put in just as much blood sweat and tears as the athletes – is it about time that coaches of successful athletes, teams or players are rewarded in the same way?

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Summary of Answers thanks to Louise Capicotto








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