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University of Texas at Austin Olympics Experts

University of Texas at Austin experts are available to discuss a range of topics related to the London Olympics, from the physical performance of elite athletes to the organization and management of a large-scale international sports event.   Nutrition and Athletic Performance John Ivy Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Kinesiology and Health Education Chairman,…   » Continue Reading

Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Don't Even Think About It: Former baseball player Ray Knight said, 'Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary' and very succinctly summed up about half of the tenets of sport psychology. Much-loved Longhorn and coaching legend Darrell Royal summed up the other half when he stated, 'Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.'