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Creating a favourable first impression is vital when a coach begins to work with an individual athlete. And coaches have a much better chance of developing effective working relationships if they are able to manage the impressions and expectations that athletes form of them.

Professor Jan Burns from Canterbury Christ Church University, who is the Head of Eligibility for the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability, was interviewed by Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind yest

A person's motivation to exercise can be significantly boosted thanks to the help of a virtual partner.

British athlete Dwain Chambers is using sports psychology to help boost his performance and move on from his chequered past.

Coaches at the Olympics will play a key role in motivating their athletes to help them achieve optimal performances. But effective coaching is vital in many other performance environments, such as the military and education. 

Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United and England footballer, has given an insight into some of the psychological techniques he uses before a game to boost his performance on the pitch.

The social and cultural pressures in elite sport are immense and can trump athletes’ own psychological strength, a sports psychologist has said.

Many people in the UK choose to skip work in order to watch sports, new research has found.

The owners of Cardiff City Football Club abandoned plans to change the club’s kit from blue to red after an outcry from fans.

Young men in the US find performance-enhancing drugs in sport to be highly unethical, a new study has shown.