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Career After Sport: Career Planning Guidelines to Help You Move On

I worked for the International Olympic Committee from 1982 to 1986 and had the pleasure of attending both the Sarajevo Winter Olympics as well as the Los Angeles Summer Games in 1984. I witnessed the tremendous highs of Olympic athletes fulfilling their lifelong goals. And I saw first-hand the disappointment experienced by those athletes who …

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Retirement from sport: does the winner really take it all?

There are few topics that spark greater debate than money. “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, “the best things in life are free”, “you can’t take it with you” are just some of the sayings that come to mind when you mention money. As a morning person myself, my favourite is “Early to bed and early …

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Retirement from sport: Bow out like Beckham

With the end of the football season just around the corner, some footballers will be thinking seriously about retirement. Perhaps their contract is not going to be renewed, age is catching up with them or they just know that the time is right to hang up their boots for good. Retirement from sport is challenging …

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Athletic Identity: Fabian Cancellara

Coping with a loss of athletic identity Swiss cycling legend Fabian Cancellara, also known as Spartacus, won a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and plans to retire in the same year, but how will he cope when he’s no longer a champion cyclist? Coping with a loss of identity is common for …

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