Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

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Gwen Berry: I Raised My Fist in Protest. The Olympics Punished Me.

The I.O.C. is on the wrong side of history, again.

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Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

In “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Recalls Emotional Abuse Under Coach Haney

Laurie Hernandez won medals at the 2016 Games. But she said her love of the sport was tainted under training with Maggie Haney, who is now suspended by the sport’s American federation.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #hernandez-laurie-2000, #olympic-games-2016, #usa-gymnastics

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Olympic Marathon Trials: Men Halfway There

The best of the best in the U.S. are fighting for six slots on the Olympic team over 26.2 miles in the biggest trials field ever.

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