Heavy hip-hop or heart-plucking instrumental strings? Every player has their favourites, but they all play their part in match preparation.
Greece’s players sing their national anthem during the 2018 Fifa World Cup play-off in November 2017.
New research suggests that a football team's rendition of its national anthem says a lot about its level of togetherness.
Australian cross country skier Phil Bellingham takes a selfie during a welcoming ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympic Village ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
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What harm could a simple Tweet possibly have on the performance of an Olympian? More than you might think. Social media can be a distraction that impacts the performance of some athletes.
Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are artists on ice, but behind their performance is years of training to be mentally tough during competition.
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For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness — and how does an athlete develop it?
Flirting with danger with each trick, freeskiers and snowboarders must learn to manage the emotions of such a daredevil sport.
Konta is the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final since 1978.
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Tennis is as much a mental battle as a physical one.
Once again, tennis fans are discussing what might be best to “help” Nick Kyrgios overcome his issues.
Humans have three basic needs that drive motivation - without them our performance is likely to suffer.
Amanda Beard, Ian Thorpe, Allison Schmidt, McKayla Maroney – many athletes have dealt with depression after the Olympic Games.
Close, but no cigar.
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?
Research shows that family has an important role in getting children to play sport and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the Rugby World Cup.
Bound for glory.
One day in 1995, one man jumped farther than anyone else, before or since. How did he do it?
The science behind England's incredible word cup bounce-back.
Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness?
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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
Just enjoying a sense of agency.
Wingsuit flying might be dangerous but that doesn't mean all base jumpers are hedonists with a death wish.
Sarah Storey in the zone.
As Olympic cyclist Sarah Storey faces the greatest challenge of her career, she can draw on recent findings that the mental state for coping with extreme fatigue is more achievable than we thought.
The Australian cricket team is mourning the death of Phillip Hughes.
The cricket world has been rocked by the tragic death of 25-year-old Phillip Hughes who lost his life two days after being struck on the back of the head by a cricket ball during a match in Sydney. In…
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You’re the reigning Wimbledon champion, the first Briton to win at home for more than 30 years. You’re facing the prospect of defending your title against a rampant Novak Djokovic and a dominant Rafael…