PART XV: Or in the ring

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PART XV: Or in the ring

Studying the mental journey of elite athletes to keep them focused and motivated to win. Laurentian University.
April 24, 2017

With the help of video recordings and in-person interviews, researchers in sports psychology at Laurentian University are studying the mental journeys of athletes from different cultural backgrounds to create a coaching system that reflects the diversity of this country’s elite athletes. The goal is to create more culturally appropriate and inclusive training regimes that help Olympic hopefuls come together as a team, whether they are Aboriginal, new Canadians or mainstream. That research informed sports psychologists’ plan to mentally prepare our Canadian boxers for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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