The Rio Olympics are shining a spotlight on the best and most successful athletes in the world as they compete to win Gold medals for themselves and for the country. However it’s not always world records that get shattered, as illustrated by French gymnast Ait Said’s bone-breaking injury. Injuries such as this can spell the end of an athlete or sportsperson’s career, but what happens when your source of income is cut off unexpectedly? This is where insurance comes in.
A lot of training and effort goes into sport and a sporting career is extremely reliant on health and fitness. If you were to fall ill or suffer an injury, it could cause you to fall behind on your training and miss vital games and competitions, hurting your career opportunities. If you are a professional athlete, missing tournaments could result in missed prize-money as well as making you less attractive to sponsors. Finally, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a career-ending injury, you could suddenly find yourself without a source of income. (more…)