October 5, 2013
Coming Down and Coming Up: Olympic Transitions in the year after London and Before Sochi
Karen Cogan*, Alexander Cohen*, Peter Haberl*, Sean McCann*, & Wendy Borlabi*, USOC, USA
This presentation will focus on sport psychology’s role in 2013, one year after the London 2012 Summer Games and less than 4 months prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. After the intensity of the preparation and the Games themselves, athletes may have difficulty adjusting to a change in life or training focus and are faced with decisions about their futures. Case examples will be utilized to provide greater understanding of the challenges some athletes have faced and how sport psychology has helped.