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The psychological impact of Covid-19 on elite athletes

The psychological impact of Covid-19 on elite athletes

Rossato, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0306-5435, Sly, Dan, Cumming, Sam and Gorczynski, Paul (2020) The psychological impact of Covid-19 on elite athletes. The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES) (65). pp. 28-29.

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The current Covid-19 lockdown is an unprecedented event that has had significant psychological impacts amongst various populations and cultures. Fear of infection, boredom, frustration and poor information from public health authorities have all been identified as salient stressors associated with being in lockdown (Brookes et al., 2020). Consequently, within the sport domain, it is important in our field of work to understand how lockdown has psychologically impacted athletes who were planning on attending competitions such as the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Formula One, Wimbledon and the completion of the English Football League. This article briefly outlines some examples of the impact Covid-19 has had on elite athletes, as well as discussing important aspects we must consider moving forward.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid, athletes, impact
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
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