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Peter Elsborg, Gregory M. Diment, and Anne-Marie Elbe

The objective of this study was to explore how sport psychology consultants perceive the challenges they face at the Olympic Games. Post-Olympics semistructured interviews with 11 experienced sport psychology consultants who worked at the London Games were conducted. The interviews were transcribed and inductively content analyzed. Trustworthiness was reached through credibility activities (i.e., member checking and peer debriefing). The participants perceived a number of challenges important to being successful at the Olympic Games. These challenges were divided into two general themes: Challenges Before the Olympics (e.g., negotiating one’s role) and Challenges During the Olympics (e.g., dealing with the media). The challenges the sport psychology consultants perceived as important validate and cohere with the challenge descriptions that exist in the literature. The findings extend the knowledge on sport psychology consultancy at the Olympic Games by showing individual contextual differences between the consultants’ perceptions and by identifying four SPC roles at the Olympic Games.

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Jinsu Byun, Mathew Dowling, and Becca Leopkey

governance of post-Olympic Games legacy organizations from three Olympics (Salt Lake City 2002, Vancouver 2010, and PyeongChang 2018), analyzing the similarities and differences in the dimensions of politics, polity, and policy. Several modes of governance (i.e., public–private, interactive, self

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Fiona Pelly and Susie Parker Simmons

environment and policy that determine food availability ( Symmank et al., 2017 ). We previously reported on an expert review of the food provision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and found that there was limited choice of lower energy, low fat, and gluten-free items to meet the needs of athletes, as well as

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Olan K.M. Scott, Bo (Norman) Li, and Stephen Mighton

Australia brands itself as having a love of sport, with an interest in sport being considered part of “being Australian” ( Adair & Vamplew, 1997 ). In terms of population, Australia consists of around 25 million citizens, who exhibit a wide range of interests. However, interest in the Olympic Games

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Iñigo Mujika, David B. Pyne, Paul Pao-Yen Wu, Kwok Ng, Emmet Crowley, and Cormac Powell

identify performance bias during the super-suit era at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 8 quantify the influence of morphological characteristics, 9 and quantify the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on swimming performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 10 Studies have also been conducted to predict

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Kwame J.A. Agyemang, Brennan K. Berg, and Rhema D. Fuller

Games. Highly institutionalized across the globe, the Olympic Games rely on institutional rules and norms that preserve the status quo. For instance, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Rule 50 states the following: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in

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Jannicke Stålstrøm, Marina Iskhakova, and Zack P. Pedersen

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were introduced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2010, when the event first took place in Singapore. Alternating between summer and winter sports, this event is held in different countries around the world every 2 years. Though there are similarities

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Gashaw Abeza, Jessica R. Braunstein-Minkove, Benoit Séguin, Norm O’Reilly, Ari Kim, and Yann Abdourazakou

The Olympic Games, dubbed the pinnacle of megaevents ( O’Reilly, Pound, Burton, Séguin, & Brunette, 2015 ), generate worldwide public interest, receive massive media coverage, and attract a large number of spectators and supporters ( Wright, 2007 ). As a result, associating with the Games continues

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Timothy J. Fulton, Marissa N. Baranauskas, and Robert F. Chapman

In the sport of track and field, the athlete selection process for the World Championship (WC) and Olympic Games (OG) is left to the discretion of national governing bodies (NGBs). Some countries (eg, New Zealand) often send only athletes who have a strong chance of medaling, as determined by

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Gerard E. McMahon, Lee-Ann Sharp, and Rodney A. Kennedy

quarters) 1 , 2 , 5 provides an opportunity for more improved data acquisition. We have recently demonstrated that the running demands of an Olympic Games are significantly greater than those placed upon athletes competing in an Olympic qualifying tournament or competitive season tournament. 6 Currently