Research Essay: Depression in sport

Jun 26, 14 Research Essay: Depression in sport

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The streets of Kelly Holmes’ hometown in Kent, UK, were lined with more than 40 000 people in September, 2004, waiting to welcome home their hero. Holmes, the winner of the 800 m and 1500 m track gold medals at the Athens Olympics, is the first Briton in more than 80 years to achieve the Olympic middle-distance double. Later...

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The road to being a pro…

Jun 21, 14 The road to being a pro…

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Throughout my life I’ve always known that I wanted to be a tennis player. Fortunately for me I was exposed to tennis at such a young age through the influence of my parents and luckily I only had to climb under a barbed wire fence at the end of my garden in order to play at 1879 tennis club. I used to spend hours a week down...

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From an Injured Football Athlete: Katie Howard Story

Jun 09, 14 From an Injured Football Athlete: Katie Howard Story

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An injured athletes story of the experiences and challenges encountered and overcome from the Physical Therapy Table back to the Playing Fields by USA high school footballer Katie Howard.   Hurting my knee brought many challenges I had never expected to face. Knowing I couldn’t play football for almost a year was a difficult...

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Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

Jun 08, 14 Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

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Niall Quinn insists it’s time Irish sporting bodies got to grips with the addiction problems that have become the norm writes Michael Scully.  Quinn has seen former team-mates fall into the trap of addiction and admits he was lucky to have a support structure in place to prevent him doing the same. It’s why he spoke from the heart...

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