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To strive is human, to abuse malign: discrimination and non-accidental violence of professional athletes without employee-style statutory protection

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The first author's name has been corrected.

  • Contributors VLR developed the idea and wrote the paper. VES cowrote the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Author note The authors emphasise that they make no claims about the conduct of British Cycling or UK Sport. This article is merely intended to highlight a lack of employment-style protection for athletes.

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