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Wei Gao and Keqiang Cao

, do not translate into improved public health because most of these sites are not readily accessible to or usable by the public, making the promotion of PA at the population level challenging. Most large-scale sports venues in China are built for major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, Asian

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Juha Yoon and Alex Chinhoo Gang

to a global powerhouse status in winter sport. A four-time short-track gold medalist in the 1994 Lillehammer and 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games, Chun reigned the ice track in the 1990s. With Jong-Oh Jin (shooting) and Soonyung Kim (archery), Chun holds the most gold medals in the history of Korean

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Diane M. Culver, Erin Kraft, Cari Din and Isabelle Cayer

Olympic Games, women made up 47% of the team, climbing to 60% of the team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. While there is promising increase in female participation and opportunities in sport, females in coaching and leadership roles remain marginal when compared to their male counterparts ( Demers

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Kristoffer Henriksen

Context As a practitioner, I work in Team Denmark, the Danish national elite-sport institute, and have done so for approximately 10 years. I have provided sport psychology support at a range of international events including two Olympic Games. Team Denmark provides financial and expert support for

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Zoë A. Poucher, Katherine A. Tamminen and Gretchen Kerr

, this study adopted a qualitative approach from a critical realist perspective to explore the experiences of providing and receiving support between female Olympians and their main support providers surrounding the Rio Olympic Games. Social support is a multidimensional construct ( Cobb, 1976 ; Cutrona

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Marcus Colon, Andrew Hodgson, Eimear Donlon and James E.J. Murphy

( Triathlon Ireland, 2017 ). This surge in popularity is also evidenced by triathlons inception into the Olympic Games in 2000 where it has been contested at each summer games since ( Lenherr, Knechtle, Rüst, Rosemann, & Lepers, 2012 ). To meet the demands of triathlon, athletes undergo rigorous high

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Rachel Vaccaro and Ted M. Butryn

-distance runner who earned nine NCAA championship titles and made three Olympic Games appearances. Although she never won a medal at the Olympic Games she always seemed to make headlines for her athleticism, beauty, and overall sweet hometown-girl appeal ( Hamilton & Tomlinson, 2015 ). Many components of Favor

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Yucui Diao, Cuixiang Dong, Lisa M. Barnett, Isaac Estevan, Jing Li and Liu Ji

make sure the children had revealed everything they knew about these skills, there were some follow-up questions according to their answers. For example, when a child said that they can use some skills in physical education classes or school sports meets or in the Olympic Games, they were asked: “Would

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Stewart Cotterill

.1261364 10.1080/2159676X.2016.1261364 Elsborg , P. , Diment , G.M. , & Elbe , A.M. ( 2015 ). Sport psychology consultants’ perceptions of their challenges at the London 2012 Olympic Games . The Sport Psychologist, 29 , 183 – 195 . doi:10.1123/tsp.2013-0105 10.1123/tsp.2013-0105 Englander , M

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Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Betty A. Block and Fredrick L. Wagner

women’s sport has been met with great resistance. Early examples include that women were prohibited from participating in the first modern Olympic games in 1896, and the Carnegie Foundation’s 1929 annual report argued that women should not participate in sport. Further, it was asserted that sport should