Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

Apr 08, 14 Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

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By Heather Fell Former British modern pentathlete writing for BBC Sport  – To the outside world, international athletes live the dream.They get to do what they love professionally, day-in day-out – and gratefully receive all the accolades, glory and silverwear. During my 10-year modern pentathlon career, which ended...

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Injured Ahlete in Team Sports – How to Help the Athlete Psychologically Through the Injury

Apr 07, 14 Injured Ahlete in Team Sports – How to Help the Athlete  Psychologically Through the Injury

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How to help the athlete psychologically through the injury. This is a  research guide by Antti Turunen that was primarily made for team sport coaches on competitive levels to help them to support their injured athletes. Even the injuries are not wanted aspect in athletes life, they are a part of the realism at some point of all...

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Sacrifice: the lonely Olympic road research paper

Apr 04, 14 Sacrifice: the lonely Olympic road research paper

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A research case study in to an athlete pursuit of aiming to reach the Olympic Games in London 2012. Through a case study approach using analysis of conversation and reflections on practice, the paper was aimed to document the experiences of an elite adolescent female athletes excursion to qualify for the 2012 games. The paper...

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Athlete Megan Cyr: The Misconception and the up`s and down`s of Playing Overseas

Apr 02, 14 Athlete Megan Cyr: The Misconception and the up`s and down`s  of Playing Overseas

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I read several articles over the past few weeks written by fellow athletes that are helpful and enjoyable because of the ability to relate to the experiences shared. It is comforting to know that I am not alone in the many ups and downs experienced while playing a professional sport in a foreign country. However, I often find...

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Derval O’Rourke says Handle with care: Finding equilibrium in mind and body

Mar 13, 14 Derval O’Rourke says Handle with care: Finding equilibrium in mind and body

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“As we embark through 2014, there are so many topics I want to discuss but the one that keeps coming into my consciousness: the area of mental wellbeing for elite athletes” according to Derval O’Rourke Everyone is unique and mental health is a complex and extremely personal premise for everyone, but I believe discussing...

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