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How Elite Athletes Train For The World's Biggest Games

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Athletes competing at the upcoming Winter Olympics will experience an intense level of emotional pressure.

The athletes competing at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea have spent years preparing themselves, psychologically as well as physically. Elite athletes experience an intense level of emotional pressure during competitions, must maintain focus during countless hours of training, and be able to let go of setbacks to prepare for the next competition .

Joining us to discuss the mental and physical characteristics of elite athletes are University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Integrative and Executive Health Performance Psychologist with UC Health and the Center For Human Performance, Dr. Barbara Walker; and Dr. Jon Divine, UC College of Medicine professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and medical director for University of Cincinnati Athletics.