The people of Scotland will vote this week for independence from the rest of the United Kingdom. The decision would affect all walks of life, including athletes.
As the BBC’s Chris McLaughlin found out, a vote for independence could mean big decisions for Scotland’s top athletes. For example, Olympic athletes would have to choose between playing for Scotland or Great Britain.
"We must make sure that every Scot who’s participating now has the same opportunities in the future, but more importantly, we reassure and give confidence to young athletes coming through the system that their chances of victory will not be affected," says Scotland First Minister Henry McLeish, who was commissioned to compile an independent report into the implications.