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Team GB's athletes are being assisted in their bids for Olympic glory by the support of the home crowd.

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"I feel like I've let myself down, let my coaches down, let everybody I've ever trained with down, let my mum and dad and brother down."

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A sports psychologist has played an important part in Britain's rowing success in the Olympics.

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The Premiership rugby union club London Waps and the mental health chairty Mind have announced that they are to work in partnership.

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Top athletes, including Team GB's gold medalist Greg Searle, have come out of retirement especially to compete in London 2012.

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“Perfectionism is an unwillingness to accept any standards or condition that is other than absolutely faultless and free from defects” says Ellis Cashmore in Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts.

(Picture of Nadia Comaneci. Credit: Dave Gilbert)

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Nadia Comaneci
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The winning streak from the rest of the Great British team assisted Andy Murray in his efforts to win Olympic gold.

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As the whole country shares in the elation of athletes enjoying Olympic success, people understand that these achievements represent the culmination of years of training.

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As previously reported, the UK Anti-doping (UKAD) hopes that Squeaky the Duck will discourage athletes from using drugs at this year's Olympics.

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With Team GB, today (1 August 2012), winning its first gold medals of the Games, Great Britain appears to be gaining momentum.

(Photo of London 2012 Olympic medals. Photo credit: London 2012)

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Olympic Medals. Credit: London 2012

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