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Jolan Kegelaers, Paul Wylleman, I. (Belle) N.A. van Bree, Francesco Wessels, and Raôul R.D. Oudejans

et al., 2016 ) within the context of elite sports. One of the recurring themes within the scientific literature reflects the crucial role of coaches in promoting athletes’ mental health (e.g.,  Bissett, Kroshus, & Hebard, 2020 ). However, comparatively little attention has been directed toward

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Jamie Cleland

Elite sports events, whether it is a month-long football World Cup, a 16-day Olympic Games or a one-off event like the Super Bowl, have symbolic value to millions of people across the world. Indeed, it is their social, cultural, political, and economic importance that makes them a potential target

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Niels B. Feddersen, Robert Morris, Louise K. Storm, Martin A. Littlewood, and David J. Richardson

time. Probing the underlying processes could help understand what drives and facilitates people’s and organizations’ behaviors in sport ( Girginov, 2010 ). A Longitudinal Study Into a Change of Culture in Elite Sports in the United Kingdom It is time to extend organizational culture research because

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Kobe C. Houtmeyers, Arne Jaspers, and Pedro Figueiredo

of discovering insights from data to make better and faster decisions. 6 In business organizations, conceptual data analytics frameworks are available to guide the organization in developing their strategies. 6 Similarly, elite sports may benefit from such a framework to streamline the effective

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Jan Haut, Freya Gassmann, Eike Emrich, Tim Meyer, and Christian Pierdzioch

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Apparently, Russia’s international image could hardly be worse. In this sense, the country’s huge investment in funding elite sports seems to have failed completely. However, according to Grix and Kramareva ( 2015 ), the Kremlin’s elite sport policy has forefronted domestic

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Niels Boysen Feddersen and Simon Edward Phelan

The rise of the United Kingdom as a global powerhouse is also the story of a triumphant elite sports system. A study of sport policies leading to international success ( De Bosscher et al., 2007 ) suggests that the success might be due to the United Kingdom being a nation with strong sport policy

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Carolina Lundqvist

challenging phases or situations during an elite sports career (e.g., career transitions, injuries, life stress, performance setbacks or failures, post-Olympic experiences, stressors in the team or sports organization) and psychological symptoms linked to a depressive mood have been acknowledged (e

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David Fletcher and Sheldon Hanton

This study extends recent research investigating organizational stress in elite sport. Fourteen international performers (7 men and 7 women) from a wide range of sports were interviewed with regard to potential sources of organizational stress. Consistent with Woodman and Hardy’s (2001a) theoretical framework of organizational stress in sport, four main categories were examined: environmental issues, personal issues, leadership issues, and team issues. The main environmental issues that emerged were selection, finances, training environment, accommodation, travel, and competition environment. The main personal issues were nutrition, injury, and goals and expectations. The main leadership issues were coaches and coaching styles. The main team issues were team atmosphere, support network, roles, and communication. The findings are discussed in relation to previous research and in terms of their implications for sport organizations and personnel working with elite performers.

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Kevin G. Thompson