9 July 2021

The Weight of an Olympic Medal

under pressure

It can have negative consequences for the individual athlete when we focus more on the performance than the person behind. Because what happens when the moment the athlete has based his or her identity on is over?

Several Olympic medalists have through the years opened up about their struggles with mental health challenges after the Olympics is finished. In this video Adam Evans shares how the athletes can receive better support after the Olympics.

Many scholars have actually been quite critical of the Olympics.

Adam Evans, University of Copenhagen


Adam B. Evans
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
University of Copenhagen 


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