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Resilience: bouncing back after retirement

How to bounce back after retirement For many athletes the extinction of the Olympic flame represents the end of a sporting career. Some achieved beyond their wildest dreams in Rio, ending on a high. But for every success story there are also many tales of bad luck, injury or underperformance on the world’s biggest stage. …

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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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Life after sport: Accept your time is running out

Life after sport: Accept retirement If there is one certainty in sport, it is that you will retire and find yourself having to deal with life after sport one day. No one can guarantee the end date. You may have the good fortune to bow out on your own terms, when and where you choose. …

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Olympics 2016: When sporting careers come to an end

More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will be gathering in Rio de Janeiro in August for Olympics 2016, hoping to fulfil a lifelong dream. After years of hard work and determination to reach their peak performance, their time has finally come. But what happens when the Olympics 2016 flame is extinguished? For many, …

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