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Marla K. Beauchamp, Richard H. Harvey and Pierre H. Beauchamp

The present article outlines the development and implementation of a multifaceted psychological skills training program for the Canadian National Short Track Speedskating team over a 3-year period leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. A program approach was used emphasizing a seven-phase model in an effort to enhance sport performance (Thomas, 1990) in which psychological skills training was integrated with biofeedback training to optimize self-regulation for performance on demand and under pressure. The biofeedback training protocols were adapted from general guidelines described by Wilson, Peper, and Moss (2006) who built on the work of DeMichelis (2007) and the “Mind Room” program approach for enhancing athletic performance. The goal of the program was to prepare the athletes for their best performance under the pressure of the Olympic Games. While causation cannot be implied due to the lack of a control group, the team demonstrated success on both team and individual levels.

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Anne Holding, Jo-Annie Fortin, Joëlle Carpentier, Nora Hope and Richard Koestner

). Athletes reported having competed in their sport prior to retirement for an average of 15.58 years ( SD  = 6.08 years). The first survey of this study was administered in 2014. As only a small handful of elite athletes retire in a given year, and most retire following Olympic Games, we recruited athletes

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Robin S. Vealey, Robin Cooley, Emma Nilsson, Carly Block and Nick Galli

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 Patton , M.Q. ( 2002 ). Qualitative research and evaluation methods ( 3rd ed. ). Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage . Raedeke , T.D. , & Smith

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Breanna Drew and James Matthews

Olympic Games to playing professional rugby union. The study employed a cross-sectional design to assess self-reported symptom prevalence, resilience and help-seeking behavior. The study received ethical approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee of a university (LS-16-03-Matthews). Participants

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Kristoffer Henriksen, Louise Kamuk Storm, Natalia Stambulova, Nicklas Pyrdol and Carsten Hvid Larsen

preparation for the olympic games . Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 , 1393 – 1408 . PubMed ID: 19787542 doi:10.1080/02640410903081845 10.1080/02640410903081845 Harwood , C. ( 2008 ). Developmental consulting in a professional football academy: The 5Cs coaching efficacy program . The Sport