A podcast interview with Cornelia Blank, professor and deputy head of the Institute for Sports Medicine, Alpine Medicine and Health Tourism at the Private University for Health Sciences and Health Technology UMIT TIROL in Hall in Tirol, Austria.

In our latest podcast interview we spoke to Cornelia Blank about athletes’ vulnerability, in particular to doping. What is athlete vulnerability, what influences it, how can coaches and others in authority spot the signs and how can we make athletes less vulnerable?

The podcast echoes a session on athlete vulnerability led by Cornelia during the IBU Academy Coaches Course Level 2 in Oberhof on 23 to 27 September, 2023. Twenty coaches from various countries participated, many of them extremely experienced national team coaches.

With a background in health sciences and psychology, Cornelia’s research focuses on prevention and health promotion in and by means of sport, giving her a unique insight into the topic.

Listen to the full interview here.