Sports Medicine

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 349–356 | Cite as

The Application of Risk Management in Sport

  • Colin Fuller
  • Scott Drawer
Current Opinion


The process of risk management can be implemented as part of a best practice management system within the sport and leisure sector. The process enables risk factors that might lead to injuries to be identified and the levels of risk associated with activities to be estimated and evaluated. This information can be utilised proactively by sports governing bodies and participants to identify preventive and therapeutic interventions in order to reduce the frequency of occurrence and/or severity of injuries within their sports. The acceptability of risk within specific sports, however, is dependent on the perceptions of the participants involved.


Risk Assessment Risk Perception Risk Communication Sport Injury Risk Mitigation 
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No sources of funding were used to assist in the preparation of this review. The authors have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this review. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of UK Sport.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.UK SportLondonUK

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