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Feb. 3, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Recently, professional athletes have been criticized in the media for extending their careers beyond their expected retirement.

There are several Laurier experts available to comment on retirement from professional sports:

Kimberley Dawson, professor in Laurier’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is an expert on retirement and stigmas surrounding age in sport. Contact information: (cell) 519-807-6653 or kdawson@wlu.ca.

Tim Elcombe, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is available to comment on why athletes have to retire before they decline in athletic ability and the “rights” of athletes to decide on their own terms to retire. Contact information: (cell) 519-500-8805 or telcombe@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca


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