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An injured Liverpool footballer must overcome a psychological hurdle if he is to return to the level of performance he achieved prior to damaging his knee.

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A new initiative is aiming to provide positive reinforcement for drug-free athletes at this year's London Olympic Games.

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Children need to be encouraged to increase their activity levels, new research has suggested.

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The poor habits displayed by unfit parents may be discouraging their children from leading healthier lifestyles, new research has found.

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Top Olympic athletes are using a new sports psychology mobile app developed by US Track and Field Sports Psychologist Dr Steve Portenga.

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England's footballers need a sports psychologist to help them succeed in penalty shoot-outs, it has been claimed.

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Experiencing an injury prior to or during the ‘Biggest Show on Earth’ can be understandably devastating. 

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Psychological skills training – mastering distraction, conquering nerves, overcoming fears and instilling confidence – has become an accepted and valued part of an elite athlete’s preparation for competition, with the likes of Jessica Ennis and Ha

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Footballers need to prepare themselves mentally before taking part in penalty kicks, it has been claimed.

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Heather Watson, who has become the first British woman to make it through to the third round of Wimbledon for a decade, puts her success down to having  the same breakfast every day – smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast. She also has a ritual of running to pass the ballboy her towel each time she changes ends.

Perhaps salmon is good for you, but superstition has an important role in sport.

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