Break Line Episode 013 - Group chat with Olympian Nick Symmonds, Professional Runner/Author Brandon Hudgins and Sport Management Professor Mark S. Nagel Ed.D

February 9, 2018

 

                                                        Olympian Nick Symmonds - Rungum CEO 

 

 

It's no secret that elite athletes have a weak level of trust if any for their governing bodies acting in a fair and balanced manner, but this podcast focuses on the actual structure of professionalism or lack thereof in American Track and Field.  We discuss and dig deeper into the plight of many athletes who struggle under antiquated, amateurish rules that restrict their ability to fairly capitalize on a free market of potential sponsorship income. Forty years of athlete hardship and unchecked NGB control has prompted Nick Symmond's company Rungum to file an antitrust lawsuit against USA Track and Field and the US Olympic Committee asking for triple damages and attorney's fees. 

 

Special guests include 2 x Olympian and Rungum CEO Nick Symmonds

 

Click here for USA Today article pertaining to this lawsuit

 

www.rungum.com

 

 

 

 

Mark S. Nagel Ed.D Professor of Sport Management at the University of South Carolina

Mark's Bio - Click Here

 

Pro runner and sub 4 miler Brandon Hudgins - www.BrandonHudgins.com

Buy His Book Going the Distance Here

 

 

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