Metrics details. Professional athletes involved in high-performance sport are at a high injury risk, which may lead to long-term health consequences. Professional athletes often expose themselves to risky behaviours, resulting in a higher acceptance level of occupational risk compared to other occupations. If injury awareness were given a similar weighting in elite sports as in any other highly physical occupation, the potential benefits to elite athletes and their long-term health could be highly significant. This review identifies that most elite athletes are not aware that sporting injuries are occupational injuries requiring behaviours determined by OSH rules.
Survey: Athletes feel pressure of win-at-all-costs culture
Winning at All Costs Is Not True Leadership
At the summit of elite sport, winning is all that matters. Success is the yardstick by which we measure our athletes. Victory comes at a cost, writes Samuel Lovett. W hen it comes to elite sport, no one plays to lose. Winning is all that matters.
The word loser is a dirty word in our society. Call a man a son-of-a-bitch and he may grin; you've made him sound tough and manly. Call him a loser and he may fight you because you've made him sound unmanly.
It was a nice summer evening and I was in line to get an ice cream at a local shop. A family was in front of me with two young boys dressed in their baseball uniforms. They must have been about 8 years old. When they got to the front of the line, the woman taking orders greeted them and then asked them a question. I then asked them what they had learned and if they thought they improved from the last game or practice they had.