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Aubrey Newland, Rich Gitelson and W. Eric Legg

grit, in physical activity over the long term. One unique stratum of older adults to consider is senior adults who regularly compete in organized sport. Despite many potential challenges facing competitive sport participation, senior athletes (aged 50 years and older) continue to choose to participate

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Hunter Fujak, Stephen Frawley, Heath McDonald and Stephen Bush

approaches adopted by the discipline going forward. Methods Research Context The study included an evaluation of sport consumer behavior within two highly competitive sport markets located within Australia’s two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne ( Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2017 ). Sydney

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Ralph Appleby, Paul Davis, Louise Davis and Henrik Gustafsson

To be successful in competitive sport, athletes are required to invest hours of intense training and perform effectively under pressure ( Balk, Adriaanse, De Ridder, & Evers, 2013 ; Isoard-Gautheur, Guillet-Descas, & Gustafsson, 2016 ). Furthermore, athletes are required to manage stressors

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Aaron D. Sciascia, Arthur J. Nitz, Patrick O. McKeon, Jennifer Havens and Timothy L. Uhl

. Smith FW , Rosenlund EA , Aune AK , MacLean JA , Hillis SW . Subjective functional assessments and the return to competitive sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction . Br J Sports Med . 2004 ; 38 : 279 – 284 . PubMed ID: 15155426 doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2002.001982 15155426 9

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Meredith George and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

a decline in their enthusiasm for competitive sport as they aged: I liked elementary PE because I liked the activities: kickball, field day, relays, four square, etc. As PE became more focused on competitive sport in middle school, I lost interest. (Anna, formal interview) Often, it appeared that

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Rachel E. Brinkman-Majewski and Windee M. Weiss

intrinsic motivation have been reported in the competitive sport setting. 14 , 16 Seifriz et al. 16 found that basketball athletes had higher levels of intrinsic motivation, as well as enjoyment, when they perceived a mastery motivational climate compared with athletes who perceived a performance climate

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Zenzi Huysmans and Damien Clement

be negatively associated with competitive sport anxiety; and (H6) self-compassion, life stress, coping (emotion-focused, problem-focused, and avoidance-focused), and competitive sport anxiety would collectively significantly predict the frequency and severity of injury. Methodology Participants

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Johanna Belz, Jens Kleinert, Jeannine Ohlert, Thea Rau and Marc Allroggen

depression ( Andersen & Teicher, 2008 ). Although regular physical activity and exercise during adolescence have been found to decrease the risk of suffering from depression ( Biddle & Asare, 2011 ), it remains unclear whether this also holds true for the competitive sport setting with its associated

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Catherine Phipps

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), who work with member institutions to get more students active in traditional competitive sport alongside physical activity opportunities. According to BUCS ( 2019 ), their mission is to provide the best university sport experience in the world, with an aim

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Ricardo Ribeiro Agostinete, Santiago Maillane-Vanegas, Kyle R. Lynch, Bruna Turi-Lynch, Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva, Eduardo Zapaterra Campos, Suziane Ungari Cayres and Romulo Araújo Fernandes

(BMD), such as gymnastics ( 47 ), football ( 48 ), volleyball ( 31 ), and tennis ( 32 ). However, the effect of sports that involve nonweight-bearing exercises, such as swimming, on bone variables is not clear. Swimming is a recreational and competitive sport performed worldwide. At the age of 10 years