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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Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

Nov 04, 14 Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

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Jules Evans explains how one rugby club is beefing up its back row with Buddha, Aristotle and Epictetus the Stoic For the past year, I’ve been running a philosophy group at Saracens rugby club. Once a month, I go to Saracens’ training ground in St Albans and give a brief talk about an idea from ancient philosophy that can be...

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Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

Nov 01, 14 Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

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Ronan O’Gara joined Ray Darcy in the Today FM studios recently. The former Irish International and Munster player discussed rugby, life in France and the importance of feeding your family a healthy dinner. From a coaching point of view he also discussed the importance of player welfare and how you have to look at players...

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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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Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

Feb 26, 14 Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

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Ex-Ireland and Munster rugby star David Corkery has urged the public to reach out to anyone suffering from depression — after revealing a “chance encounter” effectively saved his own life. By  Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Irish Examiner Reporter The 28-times capped Cork- born international made the call for greater mental health awareness...

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