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Mary Jo Kane and Nicole LaVoi

competition than at any time in our nation’s history ( Acosta & Carpenter, 2014 ). In the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, female athletes represented 47% of all sport participants ( International Olympic Committee, 2016 ). Fan interest is also on the rise as witnessed by the popularity of the Women

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Christina A. Geithner, Claire E. Molenaar, Tommy Henriksson, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Kajsa Gilenstam

) and was limited to a smaller and more specific group of Swedish players from the highest women’s senior ice hockey league in Sweden. In our study, seven of the Swedish players (approximately 13% of the sample) had played in one or more Olympic games and/or World Cup Championships. Similar information

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Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Chalchisa Abdeta, Patrick Abi Nader, Ade F. Adeniyi, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Dolores S. Andrade Tenesaca, Jasmin Bhawra, Javier Brazo-Sayavera, Greet Cardon, Chen-Kang Chang, Christine Delisle Nyström, Yolanda Demetriou, Catherine E. Draper, Lowri Edwards, Arunas Emeljanovas, Aleš Gába, Karla I. Galaviz, Silvia A. González, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca, Wendy Y. Huang, Izzeldin A.E. Ibrahim, Jaak Jürimäe, Katariina Kämppi, Tarun R. Katapally, Piyawat Katewongsa, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Asaduzzaman Khan, Agata Korcz, Yeon Soo Kim, Estelle Lambert, Eun-Young Lee, Marie Löf, Tom Loney, Juan López-Taylor, Yang Liu, Daga Makaza, Taru Manyanga, Bilyana Mileva, Shawnda A. Morrison, Jorge Mota, Vida K. Nyawornota, Reginald Ocansey, John J. Reilly, Blanca Roman-Viñas, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Pairoj Saonuam, John Scriven, Jan Seghers, Natasha Schranz, Thomas Skovgaard, Melody Smith, Martyn Standage, Gregor Starc, Gareth Stratton, Narayan Subedi, Tim Takken, Tuija Tammelin, Chiaki Tanaka, David Thivel, Dawn Tladi, Richard Tyler, Riaz Uddin, Alun Williams, Stephen H.S. Wong, Ching-Lin Wu, Paweł Zembura and Mark S. Tremblay

. . Accessed June 27, 2018. 22196036 38. Wikimedia Foundation . All-time Olympic Games medal table . 2018 . . Accessed August 10, 2018. 39. . Latitude and longitude

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participating nation sent at least one female athlete to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At the Rio Olympics in 2016, 47% of the medal opportunities were open to women; in total 45% of all athletes were female and some nations, such as the USA, sent more female than male athletes. The policy changes

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David Geard, Peter R.J. Reaburn, Amanda L. Rebar and Rylee A. Dionigi

13 s and runs the marathon in under 3 hrs ( Ransdell et al., 2009 ). Performances such as these are rare. However, for close to a decade the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, and marathon age group records (46–73 years) have been better than the winning times from the first modern Olympic Games

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Amanda J. Visek, Heather Mannix, Avinash Chandran, Sean D. Cleary, Karen A. McDonnell and Loretta DiPietro

goal orientations, and life aspirations of youth Olympic games Singaporean athletes . International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 13, 91 – 103 . doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2014.932820 LaVoi , N.M. ( 2011 ). Trends in gender-related research in sport and exercise psychology . Revista

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Ryan W. Guenter, John G.H. Dunn and Nicholas L. Holt

Canadian sailing team at the 1988 summer Olympic Games . The Sport Psychologist, 3, 313 – 319 . doi: 10.1123/tsp.3.4.313 Jeffery-Tosoni , S. , Fraser-Thomas , J. , & Baker , J. ( 2015 ). Parent involvement in Canadian youth hockey: Experiences and perspectives of peewee players . Journal of

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Christoph Szedlak, Matthew Smith, Melissa Day and Bettina Callary

Elite athletic performance is predominantly measured by achieving success at major competitions such as the Olympic Games and World and European Championships. Medaling at these competitions is often a key performance indicator for national governing bodies (NGBs) and can be directly linked to the

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Paul R. Ashbrook, Andrew Gillham and Douglas Barba

). Reflections on sportpsych consulting with individual and team sport athletes at summer and winter Olympic Games . The Sport Psychologist, 3 , 358 – 365 . doi:10.1123/tsp.3.4.358 10.1123/tsp.3.4.358 Pain , M.A. , Harwood , C. , & Anderson , R. ( 2011 ). Pre-competition imagery and music: The impact

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Courtney W. Hess, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer

among youth ( Richardson et al., 2014 ) and increased functional independence after a traumatic brain injury among adults ( Körner, 2010 ). In the sport domain, sports-medicine practitioners from the United Kingdom reported their practice approach for working with athletes during the 2012 Summer Olympic