Sports medicine & Kinesiology

The mind and body connected: Athletes and mental health

Achieving peak performance in competitive athletics requires a complex but delicate interplay of skill, physical conditioning, practice, precision, grit and passion. Sometimes, both external and internal factors such as self-doubt, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Olympian's exit spotlights pressure on athletes

Many were shocked by U.S. gymnast Simone Biles' decision this week to withdraw from a premier event at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on mental health, a reaction that could be rooted in sometimes-unrealistic expectations society ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. experts say Olympics unprepared for COVID-19, call for WHO help

Experts from the University of Minnesota, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of California, San Francisco say planners for the July Olympic Games in Tokyo and the subsequent Paralympic Games have ...

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