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Ready for Rio… again?!

So that was the Rio Olympics. A fantastic fortnight of sport and a compelling spectacle for those of us glued to our screens. The backdrop was spectacular, and as ever, the controversy and noise around the Games organisation and environment faded into the background once competition got going.

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The Noisiest Games in History

So, the Rio Olympic Games are underway! After 4 years of preparation – for both athletes and their support teams, and for the host city – the Games got started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony on Friday night.

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White Water Rowing Team
“I will row through shit for you, America”

With the Rio Olympics only days away, we’re about to see lots of intensely passionate people performing under great pressure.

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Are you making the most of Milestones?

With a few days left before I fly to Rio to support the GB Rowing Team in their build up to the Rio Olympic Games, there are lots of significant Milestones ahead which will be used by the coaches and athletes as more than just the basis for a check list.

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Staying on Course

Our world is full of information, communication and distractions so focusing is a constant challenge. In this weeks blog Sophie Radcliffe, talks about the importance to her of Staying on Course.

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Dealing with Change

Sophie Radcliffe, athlete and adventurer shares her thoughts on dealing with change.

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Imagine applying for your job every single day

While some Olympic athletes have their places secure others are going through trials. Actually they’ve been on trial for a long time. Just about every day. Imagine having the pressure of being on trial every day just doing your job. Every day. How would that pressure be?

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Do you push your limits?

We’re 186 days out from the Rio 2016 Olympics (as of 1st February!). It’s a critical time for athletes around the world preparing for the Games - what they do this winter will dictate their level of readiness to deliver medal winning performances at the Games.

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Hunting for performance improvement

As humans, we’ve long been learning from nature. After all, we’re part of it - and in modern times, some of our best inventions have come from learning how things work in nature. Velcro, for example, was inspired from sticky burrs.

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Road to Rio III

So, in the third of our Road to Rio series, we’re talking about the importance of using and ignoring goals when you’re in the thick of performance. We write a lot about goals and the way they’re used and abused in different environments. This article though is focused fully on the reality of the role of goals for performance.

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Are you ready for Rio?

In just under a year’s time, our finest sports men and women will be entering the cauldron of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. For most of them, this will be the biggest challenge of their careers, if not their lives. Many of them will be competing at their first Games. For some, it will be their only Games – their one and only chance to shine.

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Choose your attitude

If you want to fulfill your talent rather than just know you’ve got it, your mindset and attitude is the single most important thing to be working on. This tool […]

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