Success in Sochi: Sport Psychology Preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Alexander Cohen, USOC, USA

Theme: Elite performance

Program ID: SYM-22

Presentation: October 5, 2013 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Room: Napoleon


This presentation will focus on issues and challenges for athletes, coaches, and support staff leading to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, with a focus on psychological preparation for the Games experience. Specific issues addressed will include Sochi statistics, geography, venues, and logistics; typical challenges for athletes and coaches leading up to and during the Games (e.g., team selection, physical/psychological periodization, media and sponsor requests, credentials, Village and Venue access, clothing, distractions/opportunities); recent Games developments and strategies that will impact success in Sochi; and the role of USOC sport psychology support in preparation for and during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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