.....No pain, no gain." What a terrible phrase that we`ve used for many years to describe our athletes," Gordon Bloom says of the saying that`s been thrown around the sports world since the 1980s — and sums up a lot of what`s still wrong with sports....
....."That culture definitely exists, and has existed for a hundred years and we haven`t really changed it," said the professor of sport psychology at Montreal`s McGill University. "Athletes are expected to be human. And they`re expected to act tough and show no pain, and we`re only now starting to realize we have to take better care of them. This is a workplace environment, and we need to do a better job......
Bethany`s Notes: How we talk to athletes and what we say to them matters. Sometimes we don`t even know how our comments impact them. Many times we need to apologize. Have you had to apologize recently?
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- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 41 Date: 10/9/2021 5:35:48 AM -