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Category Archives: Olympics

Eileen Gu Won Two ESPY Awards and of Course the Internet Got Angry

Eileen Gu, the 18-year-old freestyle skier who won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, made headlines last week when sports broadcaster ESPN gave her the Best Breakthrough Athlete award at the ESPYs. Gu also took home the award for Best Athlete, Women’s Action Sports. And once again, those headlines drew controversy on social media, […]

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Why Elite Athletes Are Getting Serious About Mental Coaching

When his athletes describe the ways that stress has impacted their performance, clinical psychologist Justin Ross likes to tell them: “Welcome to having a mind.” Ross specializes in mental performance coaching, a growing discipline aimed at helping athletes strengthen their competitive minds just like their bodies. “This stuff is pervasive,” Ross says, from the amateur […]

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Chloe Kim Has Been Prioritizing Her Mental Health—with the Help of Her Dog

In February, Chloe Kim made history as the first woman to win two Olympic gold medals in the halfpipe. Since then, she’s been prioritizing her mental health. That’s included the major decision to sit out the 2022–23 snowboarding season, she said in an interview with Cheddar News last month. “When you train for something for four […]

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