Recovery from injury

Mar 11, 16 Recovery from injury

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It was only five months before the 2014 Winter Olympics when Team GB snowboarder Billy Morgan ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee during practice. He was medically advised that the injury required an operation, but with the recovery time for an ACL op lasting a...

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How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

May 15, 15 How elite sport can be a lonely, isolating and vulnerable place

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Why does a top Premier League manager feel alone? How can you feel isolated, with no-one to turn to, in a bustling dressing room? Why can a jet-setting sporting lifestyle leave you feeling like a stranger in your own home? By Tom Reynolds for BBC Sport Elite sport can appear a privileged profession, a chance to live out the...

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Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from athletics in Iran

Sep 19, 14 Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from  athletics in Iran

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This is a research journal paper looking at sport retirement transition to a normal life and the problem`s that may arise and to be aware of when a career comes to an end. ABSTRACT Retirement from competitive sport is special kind of transition. Transition from competitive sport may be difficult process. Some researchers believe...

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

May 13, 14 Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight to Life as a Professional Tennis Player

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Financing the Tour – An Incredible Insight as Life as a Pro Tennis Player by Ireland’s Number 1 Player James Mc Gee. “Let me first start by going back to 2009..”   2009-2011: For many years, my biggest concern about playing on the tour wasn’t so much about my will or ability, it was more about having...

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Facing Down an Injury

Apr 14, 14 Facing Down an Injury

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Five athletes who’ve confronted sports-related injuries with hope, wisdom and courage and come out stronger on the other side. by Nicole Radziszewski  Five years ago, running was my life. It was the perfect package of fitness, friendship and competition, all wrapped up in a shiny coat of endorphins. It was my therapy after the...

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