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Chael Sonnen exposes Ronda Rousey' skills: 'It's not real, it was media fixation, they created that' - YouTube
UFC was forming weight class w Ronda Rousey the one to beat. + marketability hype on side of UFC. It was only a matter of time and caliber opponents to expose her weaknesses.
UFC  female  sports  athlete  business  of  sport 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Cram: We are all to blame for Russian doping
Former world champion Steve Cram believes all those involved in athletics are to blame for the doping scandal in the sport in Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has accused Russia of running a “state-sponsored” doping programme. Russia has said it is “fully committed to the fight against doping in sport." Cram said: “We are all complicit, we are all to blame. We know what’s being going on.” //&! WADA report author: 'My sadness over report findings' - - evidence of cheating, drug abuse, cover-ups and extortion throughout the sport in the country. //&! "Long road to redemption." Lord Coe: I’m determined to rebuild trust in athletics - //&! NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman - & Losers and Tragic Heroes -
WADA  Russia  Doping  Opfer  IOC  IAAF  UCI  corporate  scandal  Olympics  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Anti-Doping  Doping  China  FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  DFB  corruption  bribery  profiteer  marketing  advertising  advertisement  Entertainment  Escapeism  trust  trustagent  distrust  Wertegesellschaft  sociology  celebrity  culture 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
The Program.
Zwiespalt zwischen medialer und gelebter Realität seiner Protagonisten. [...] Je weiter der Film in der Erzählung vorankommt, desto mehr verfällt Armstrong seinem eigenen Lügengebäude, seiner perfekten Heldengeschichte. [ case of isolation as with people on Social Media and B, C, D Celebrity types ] [...] The Program erzählt aber nicht nur eine Parabel über den schönen Schein im Sport und über die Heldenverehrung und -gläubigkeit der Millionen Zuschauer. Der Film variiert zugleich auch ein uramerikanisches Thema: Die Lüge ist fundamentaler Teil des American Dream, und der Mythos vom Comeback (was im Grunde auch die Urgeschichte des Sports ist) und der Traum von der Unbesiegbarkeit gehören dazu. //&! Nietzsche on: The Superman - "carving their own path [] suffering as a neccesary component of good things. [] who we would like to evolve into [] super-version [] refine our own ambitions" //&! aspirational 'one fucker that broke out of the system rigged against us.'
Social  Media  business  of  sport  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Hollywood  elite  athlete  elite  sports  24-hour  news  cycle  marketing  advertisement  advertising  Positioning  spin  doctor  PR  reframing  framing  Nike  adidas  Selbstdarstellung  celebrity  culture  celebrity  of  You  status  symbol  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  status  Success  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  Olympics  Soccer  World  Cup  identity  national  interest  national  identity  identification  manipulation  message  Millennials  attention  span  attention  distraction  Dopamine  Serotonin  sociology  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  psychology  storytelling  American  Dream  Comeback  The  Content  Wars  Hero  elite  sport  Superman  aspirational  ambition  Zivilcourage  courage  civil  courage  manufactured  consent  corporate  corporate  state 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jürgen Klopp is a modernising force in the mould of Arsène Wenger | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
Welcome, Jürgen! Just don’t bother talking to the natives. Because the fact is for all its commercial triumphs the Premier League remains robustly anti-intellectual, a product with plenty of sound and fury but little in the way of innovation. No significant tactical model has ever emerged here, no way of playing beyond the successfully reeled-in power football of the years 2005-2011. Not that Klopp comes across as a notable pointy-head. An article by James Corbett in the Blizzard magazine recently identified him as part of a group of coaches from the south-west of Germany with “a highly innovative philosophy” based on the ideas of one Helmut Gross, a man who once spent so long holed up with Ralf Rangnick watching Sacchi videos the VCR machine wore out. [...] Either way somebody take some notes. Give him time. Let’s not blow this one, eh? &! "Soccer is about the fans. We have to entertain them." &! missed in translation "Ordinary one." &!
Jürgen  Klopp  elite  sports  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  Premier  League  elite  athlete  DFB  Sponsoring  merchandise  brand  awareness  Branding 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Lance Armstrong Oprah Confession Interview Reaction - YouTube
- believing in the unbelievable. feel good factor. storytelling. makes great headline. ... vs ... gullible. // Nadal Facial Expression - Body Language about Drugs - // LieStrong - Lance Armstrong's Body Language Decoded -
Lance  Armstrong  lancearmstrong  doping  PED  Olympics  IOC  UCI  crony  capitalism  bribery  USADA  WADA  capitalism  Entertainment  Industry  elite  sports  elite  athlete  character  Entertainment  Sponsoring  Tennis 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Inside Bayern Munich: Business of Sport Special - YouTube
brand awareness advertising/marketing (mass eyeballs.pageviews) - vs - user experience, engagement, empowerment, remix use, word of mouth, shared experience, sharing, social media, customer acquisition, net promoter score, )
business  of  sport  soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  UEFA  Premier  League  DFB  elite  sports  elite  athlete  IOC  doping  capitalism  brand  awareness  marketing  advertisement  advertising  TV  pageviews  eyeballs  user  engagement  customer  empowerment  customer  experience  customer  acquisition  user  experience  user  acquisition  user  churn  Gary  Vaynerchuk 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Only sexism and racism can explain why Serena Williams doesn’t earn more in endorsements - Quartz
Marc Bain on why Serena Williams doesn’t earn more in endorsements. “This gap has no logical explanation, except for long-held prejudices about female sports stars and how people feel they should look… [A]nother woman, Maria Sharapova, also earns significantly more, and it’s likely because she’s willowy, white, and blonde.” // &! &!
everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender-based  discrimination  misogyny  Misogynie  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  elite  sports  elite  athlete  prejudice  post-racial  America  racial  discrimination  social  discrimination  discrimination  Serena  Williams  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  equality  gender  inequality 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
What to Make of Amazon's Work Practices? | Bothsides of the Table
It’s best encapsulated in a famous Jeff Bezos quote, “You can work long, hard or smart, but at you can’t choose two out of three,” [...] Try working at Goldman Sachs, [...] You think it’s different at any of the top consulting firms? [...] You see organizations like these thrive on large pools of some of the country’s best and brightest graduates that trade off 2-5 years of work experience under extreme pressure in exchange for skills, experiences & relationships that will last a lifetime. [Accelerated Learning] [...] Think its a cake walk working @ any of the countries top law firms? [...] Should we do an article on what it’s like to be a medical resident? How abt working in the US military? Chief of Staff for a major political figure? What abt a top athlete in the NFL or NBA or even part of the coaching staff. Think they dont have work/life balance challenges in a field theyve chosen to work in? [#Top 100 of X vs avg white- or blue-collar worker ] [what u optimize for?]
Silicon  Valley  Amazon  Jeff  Bezos  HR  human  resources  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  people  management  team  management  corporate  culture  corporate  values  Start-up  Start-up  of  You  career  advice  career  ladder  accelerated  learning  White-collar  Worker  average  Failure  Blue-collar  Worker  Workers  Union  benefits  perks  Google  Microsoft  beyond  workplace  drama  workplace  work  environment  environment  SME  SMB  Germany  culture  work  life  balance  well  being  chronic  stress  happiness  index  elite  athlete  elite  sports  war  for  talent  ID  Tour  of  Duty  Reed  Hastings  Netflix  Reid  Hoffman  linkedin  Intel  Apple  life  lesson  life  hacker  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Hustle  advice  lesson  4-day  work  week  TeamTreehouse  Ryan  Carson  Facebook  Twitter  Dick  Costolo  productivity  focused  Focus  execution  entrepreneurship  Founders  Success  competitive  competition  competitiveness  knowledge 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Fußball-Bundesliga: So gehen die Klubs mit Investoren um - SPIEGEL ONLINE
the business of sport. // and illiquid special diverse investment for those who have to big change available and the taste for that kind of risk/gamble. can manage only so much. and buy players. but you can't buy success outright. it's a long-term passion investment. even if its by a company (title sponsor)
DFB  soccer  elite  athlete  elite  sports 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
How science is fine-tuning our elite footballers | Football | The Guardian
the business of sport // In February, football’s lawmakers approved the analysis of a player’s performance during live matches, via a tracking device in the shirt. So what impact will this have on a player’s health, game management – and the half-time team talk?
quantified  self  elite  athlete  elite  sports 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Marcell Jansen kontert Völler: "Ich habe das Fußball-Geschäft nie geliebt" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
the business of (elite) sport. // Er liebt ihn, er liebt ihn nicht: Marcell Jansen hat sich nach der scharfen Kritik von Rudi Völler erneut zu Wort gemeldet. Er liebe den Fußball, aber nicht das Fußball-Geschäft, stellte der ehemalige Nationalspieler klar.
DFB  soccer  elite  sports  elite  athlete 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Leaked IAAF doping files: Wada 'very alarmed' by allegations
The business of (elite) sport $$$ over legacy. Needs legislation as well as regulation of compensation because of (1) lost income & (2) lost business by sponsors. // "Wada [...] was "very disturbed by these new allegations... which will, once again, shake the foundation of clean athletes worldwide". The files belong to world governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), but have been leaked by a whistle-blower. The Sunday Times and ARD/WRD used two of the world's "foremost anti-doping experts", scientists Robin Parisotto and Michael Ashenden, to review the data. [...] Athletes are increasingly using blood transfusions and EPO micro-doses to boost the red cell count. [...] the files show that athletics is now in the same "diabolical position" as cycling during the Lance Armstrong era. He said it was "a shameful betrayal of [the IAAF's] primary duty to police their sport ..." &! &! 'there are no amateur dopers at work'
WADA  USADA  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Anti-Doping  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  Doping  Opfer  Anti-Doping-Law  IAAF  corruption  bribery  IOC  FIFA  UEFA  DFB  NFL  NBA  NCAA  MBL  Soccer  World  Cup  Soccer  UCI  medical  advances  science  FINA  biological  passport  Thomas  Bach 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Bastian Schweinsteiger: Der Wechsel nach Manchester ist logisch - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Mit Bastian Schweinsteiger geht eine Identifikationsfigur der Bayern-Fans. Doch für den Verein ist der Abgang vor allem Kalkül: Treue ist keine maßgebliche Kategorie mehr. Nur Erfolg zählt.
elite  sports  elite  athlete  FC  Bayern  fcbayern  Soccer  sport  psychology 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Financial Fairplay im Fußball: Was die Änderungen der Uefa bedeuten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Es gilt als Prestigeprojekt von Uefa-Chef Michel Platini: Das Financial Fairplay soll Fußballklubs zu wirtschaftlicher Vernunft zwingen. Doch der Verband hat das Konzept jetzt so weit aufgeweicht, dass es keinen Sinn mehr macht. [...] Doch am Dienstag präsentierte die Uefa Änderungen, die das Financial Fairplay derart aufweichen, dass es kaum noch Konsequenzen geben dürfte. Das Prestigeprojekt von Verbandschef Michel Platini wird zur Luftnummer. "Die Aufweichung bedeutet vermutlich das Ende für das Financial Fairplay", sagt Henning Vöpel, Direktor am Hamburgischen Weltwirtschaftsinstitut (HWWI).
UEFA  FIFA  elite  sports  elite  athlete  capitalism  marketing  Soccer  Sponsoring 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Alberto Salazar's response: What questions remain? - BBC News
Salazar has demanded the BBC retracts its allegations. The BBC says it stands by the journalism in the programme. Within two hours of his open letter going online, it was reported that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) had been investigating allegations that Salazar had skirted anti-doping rules. The reports suggested USADA had taken statements from more than 12 witnesses. The BBC now understands that at least six former Oregon Project members have been contacted by USADA in the past month, and that an inquiry into Salazar is being led by chief USADA investigator Bill Bock. USADA does not confirm investigations. [...] The BBC understands USADA is also investigating allegations that Salazar skirted anti-doping.
USADA  Alberto  Salazar  doping  Galen  Rupp  elite  sports  elite  athlete  WADA  Oregon  Project 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
How I became a drug cheat athlete to test the system - BBC News
Despite taking EPO for seven weeks, seeing steady rises in my haemoglobin & haematocrit counts & gaining a significant performance benefit, I was clean. He said he could see "traces" of what I had done but "not of a sufficient magnitude to elicit an adverse analytical finding" in the passport. "There is no evidence that you have injected yourself with EPO," said Lundby. "If you were an athlete, you would have gotten away with it." This confirmed my fears that the passport had put a stop to the worst excesses of the Lance Armstrong era but was not sensitive enough to pick up a careful programme of micro-dosing. [...] EPO having such a short detection time the testers have to get pretty lucky to get a positive from a urine sample. I thought the passport was supposed to be the answer but, like Howman told me, it is not a cure for all sport's ills. [...] athletes who choose to compete clean deserve our utmost respect and admiration.
Anti-Doping  doping  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  Anti-Doping-Law  biological  passport  blood  doping  EPO  elite  sports  elite  athlete  amateur  athlete  amateur  sports 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Rory McIlroy: Masters meltdown 'most important day of career'
The 25-year-old Northern Irishman led by four shots going into the last day at Augusta but dropped six in three holes and ended up carding an 80. "I learned so much about myself and what I needed to do the next time I got into that position," he said. [...] And he believes that experience four years ago makes him better equipped to handle the pressure. "If I had not had the whole unravelling, if I had just made a couple of bogeys coming down the stretch and lost by one, I would not have learned as much," added McIlroy in an interview with BBC Sport . "Luckily, it did not take me long to get into a position like that again when I was leading a major and I was able to get over the line quite comfortably. "It was a huge learning curve for me and I needed it, and thankfully I have been able to move on to bigger and better things. "Looking back on what happened in 2011, it doesn't seem as bad when you have four majors on your mantelpiece."
elite  sports  elite  athlete  pressure  Leistungsdruck  failure  career  advice 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Brain Needs Oxygen | Runner's World
During a 5K race, levels of oxygen in the brain stay steady in elite Kenyan runners but decline in Canadian runners. Is this a result of prenatal exposure to altitude and early exercise? - epigenetics?
epigenetics  elite  athlete  elite  sports 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
The Value of Aggression — Ode to Dan Gable | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
always being on the offence, the aggressor, ... not wanting to loose is the wrong approach, wrong mentality // ie BVB - // vs mentality wanting to win again even after winning big before ... // "Tim Ferriss on what inspires him to write daily, invest mindfully, and push his body to the limits" - ... 1h36m ... 'don't talk yourself out of being number one.' ... success, people can get stuck with always-on with wanting to be always no. 1.
life  hacker  life  lesson  competitive  gaming  elite  athlete  elite  sports  competitiveness  competitive  competition  Wettbewerb  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Jürgen  Klopp  team  management  people  management  Tim  Ferriss 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Re that double standard, Floyd Landis puts it... - The Science of Sport - // half way in: elite sports & entertainment factor of drama, winners and loosers - nobody wants it to be complicated, knowing all the factors that play in to what is happening, what happened, what is likely to happen.
Tour  de  France  TdF  doping  Floyd  Landis  Alberto  Contador  IOC  UCI  2014  Cycling  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  elite  sports  elite  athlete 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Monitor - Wir Weltmeister - Ball flach halten! Endlich...
Deshalb: Ball flach halten! Die deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft ist Weltmeister geworden. Das ist ein Grund zur Freude. Nicht weniger. Aber auch nicht mehr! --- Nationale Symbolik.
society  Philosophy  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  World  Cup  identity  identification  media  Social  USA  Germany  western  society  instant  gratification  attention  span  attention  Politics  Career  Politicians  Nationalism  status  symbol  symbol  national  symbol  national  interest 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Pressekompass: Deutschland ist Weltmeister - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Ein Wunder ist dieser wunderbare Erfolg nicht", schreibt Michael Horeni fuer "". Der WM-Titel sei vielmehr das Resultat einer jahrelangen Entwicklung der deutschen Nationalmannschaft, die sich einen modernen Stil aneignete und weltweit begeisterte. Nachdem in vorherigen Turnieren oft das Quäntchen Glück gefehlt habe, habe nun in Brasilien einfach alles zusammengepasst. [...] - "Die beste Mannschaft des Turniers hat ihren vierten WM-Titel errungen. Das ist sicherlich ein Erfolg, der unter Schwierigkeiten und erst am Ende der Verlängerung geholt wurde, aber es ist ein völlig verdienter Erfolg. Dieses Team war das beste WM-Team und eine Mannschaft, die sich in den vergangenen Jahren kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt hat. (...) Deutschland ist nicht nur in wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht, sondern auch in Sachen Fußball eine Supermacht. Das Land hat es geschafft, ein tadelloses System aufzubauen - mit finanziell gesunden Klubs und der entsprechenden Ausbildung."
Soccer  World  Cup  Brazil  2014  Germany  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  DFB  Jürgen  Klinsmann  Joachim  Löw  Bundesliga  FC  Bayern  BVB 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Tour de France: Zerstörerische Kraft - Sport Nachrichten -
Von 2012 gibt es eine Doku, die erzählt, wie Wiggins zum Tour-Sieg fährt. Die Filmemacher hatten ihn lange begleitet, sie waren im Höhentrainingslager, wo er die einsamsten Strassen aufsuchte, kontrolliert von Trainern, Helfern, Leistungsdiagnostikern; sie waren daheim, wo er seine Familie zur Weissglut trieb vor lauter Fokus; sie waren an der Tour, wo er die Fragen der Journalisten wie eine Maschine beantwortete. Nichts wollte er an sich heranlassen, ein Sportler, ein Ziel, er strotzte vor Kraft. Und als er die Tour und in London auch noch Olympiagold gewann und von der Queen geehrt wurde als Idol eines ganzen Landes, am Ende des Filmes also, da wollte man zuerst weinen für ihn vor lauter Glück. Und als man realisierte, dass Wiggins an der Aufmerksamkeit fast zerbrochen wäre wie früher, als er in den Alkohol geflüchtet war, da wollte man weinen, weil man erkannte, dass all das viel zu gross werden kann für einen einzelnen Menschen, zu gross und untragbar, bis der Mensch kaputtgeht.
TdF  elite  athlete  elite  sports  Bradley  Wiggins  Tour  de  France 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Brazil cracked up, says Germany's Joachim Low
w/o Thiago Silva, Luiz was incapable 2 pickup Leadership role, commanding, directing, organising the game. It wasnt just Neymar missing. It was a team w/o leadership. Youve got 11 world players on both sides. But a team w/o a leader, vision, direction, playbook is a incomplete team. A house of cards that was the Brazilian Team, (many around 1-2 key players - philosophy) fell apart. + "Scolari bounded off the team coach wearing a white "Forca Neymar" baseball cap while captain David Luiz and goalkeeper Julio Cesar held up his number 10 shirt during the national anthem. Fine sentiments perhaps, but also a sign of overwrought emotions, of the pressure of playing without their superstar and the doubts that exposed. The constant hugging and team bonding smacked more of insecurity and posturing. Germany in contrast were cold, clinical, magnificent." + "the trophy doesnt say great team, it says 'winners.'"
leadership  Passion  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Soccer  Brazil  Argentina  Germany  Scolari  vision  capital  skills  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  communication  team  management  management  weakness  weakest  link  people  management  execution  discipline  playbook  Personal  game  plan  accountability  responsibility  Luiz  Felipe  Scolari  pressure  peer  pressure  expectations  courage  sport  psychology  psychology  performance  performance  anxiety  Competition  competitive  gaming  competitive  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  comparative  advantage  self-belief  self-awareness  Soccer  World  Cup  philosophy  Italy 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
FC Bayern: Pep Guardiolas System gerät in Frage -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
veragensangst - druckabfall schon im vorraus __>> uebermaechtige loorberen. um sich neuen anspruechen gerecht zu werden ... kann man sich nicht auf die verteilten loorberen ausruhen. das hatten sie aber gemacht.
Pep  Guardiola  FC  Bayern  sport  psychology  elite  athlete  elite  sports  people  management  HR  human  resources  performance 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Michael Downey: British tennis chief vows to 'toughen up' players
Michael Downey's first 100 days in charge of British tennis have taught him that he needs to help breed a "tougher" and "hungrier" generation of elite players.
elite  sports  elite  athlete 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Jason Collins: Schwuler Basketballer bei den Brooklyn Nets -Video - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jason Collins - only with brooklyn nets bc of 2 injured players. otherwise he would be unemployed.
Jason  Collins  Homophobia  homophobic  USA  stereotype  NBA  LGBT  elite  athlete  elite  sports  prejudice  public  relations  PR  Schwulenfreindlich  society 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
"BBC" - Horizon 2014 The Power of the Placebo - YouTube
ie neurotransmitter PGE2 downregulation to exert oneself further. ie own opiate production to reduce pain. ... we have the receptors in our brain, and the ability to produce neurotransmitters/hormones to connect to those connectors. and thus ie reduce pain reception by producing own chemical in the brain - a opiate. ... how people do with their condition has a lot to do with their attitude. and it is all about our expectation. feelings. and knowledge. bc our thoughts and expectations can trigger chemical releases / or inhibition in our body/brain. if we expect the placebo to do something, it can make our brains to release the appropriate chemicals to be able to achieve/attain those expectations. Even hypnosis can act as a placebo. Extra strength, non deceptive. Even the Practitioner - Patient relationship/interaction does matter about the outcome, a more positive outcome of the treatment.
Placebo  Placebo  Effect  neuroscience  neurology  neurobiology  medical  research  Sport  psychology  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Doping  expectations  Hypnosis  mental  health  psychology  Psychiatry 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Gene doping: Sport's biggest battle?
This could be a battle like no other in sport. The authorities are so concerned, they have been preparing for it for more than 10 years. But it is still unclear whether they have the tools to test for it - or whether anyone has done it successfully. It is gene doping. [...] The authorities, the athletes, the fans may need to agree a whole new definition of what we want sport to mean.
gene  doping  doping  Anti-Doping  WADA  Price  of  Gold  elite  sports  elite  athlete 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
Olympia-Aus für Lindsey Vonn: Das Ende einer Irrfahrt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Im November wollte Vonn ihr Comeback geben. "Ich fühle mich frisch und trainiere hart. Alles ist perfekt", sagte sie. Doch beim Training in Copper Mountain verletzte sie sich erneut. Zuerst hieß es, ihr Kreuzband sei angerissen. Erst später, nach ihrem Aus bei der Weltcup-Abfahrt in Val d'Isère im Dezember, machte sie öffentlich, dass das Kreuzband komplett gerissen war. [...] Vonn stand im Zentrum der PR-Kampagne der NBC. Als die Skirennfahrerin vor vier Jahren Abfahrtsgold holte, freute sich der Sender über die besten Einschaltquoten bei Winterspielen seit 1994. Womöglich fühlte sich Vonn deshalb verpflichtet, bis zum letzten Moment und gegen jede Vernunft für die Teilnahme an den Spielen in Sotschi zu kämpfen. Eine Operation? Wäre danach immer noch möglich gewesen. Auch Spekulationen, der Sender habe Druck auf Vonn ausgeübt, halten sich hartnäckig. +
ACL  Price  of  Gold  elite  sports  elite  athlete  NSAID  Lindsey  Vonn  brand  brands  personal  brand  branding  Sponsoring  Sponsorship  Perception  celebrity  culture  Pop  Gossip 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
I only hope Michael Schumacher pulls through so that he can see all the nice things people are saying about him - Telegraph
For years Michael was the perfect pantomime villain, particularly in this country; German, of course, ruthlessly efficient, ultra-aggressive. Whereas previous greats such as Sir Jackie Stewart or Juan Manuel Fangio left the door open to their rivals when racing, for fear of making what could easily have been fatal contact, Michael went all out in his pursuit of victory. Sometimes he overstepped the mark – Jerez in 1997 and Rascasse in 2006 spring to mind – and those indiscretions made him unpalatable to the sporting purist. He was marked down by some, including me, as a tainted champion. But you cannot argue with his achievements. [...] [Sebastian Vettel is the same type of athlete. going always for the gap.] [...] He had complete and utter self-belief. It was what made him a champion. [without arrogance] [confidence and trust in ones abilities]
Michael  Schumacher  Sebastian  Vettel  elite  sports  elite  athlete  psychology  sport  psychology  self-belief  self-improvement  confidence  lifehacks  lifehacker  Mensch  relationships 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
BVB-Pleite gegen Hertha: Die Gier der Klopp-Truppe ist weg - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Wäre das Problem schlicht körperliche Müdigkeit, könnte man sagen: Nach der Winterpause wird es schon besser. Doch nach den Eindrücken der vergangenen Wochen drängt sich eher der Eindruck auf, als sei der biedere Fußball die Folge eines schwindenden Selbstvertrauens. Die Dortmunder haben erstmals seit dem Jahr 2000 drei Heimspiele hintereinander verloren und aus den zurückliegenden sechs Partien magere vier Zähler erspielt. Feuer und Inspiration fehlten Nach so viel Misserfolg mangelt es der Offensive offenbar an Überzeugung. An diesem Tag fehlten trotz der großen Laufbereitschaft Feuer und Inspiration.
elite  athlete  elite  sports  Sport  eSport  confidence  Sport  Psychology  Soccer  Jürgen  Klopp  Pep  Guardiola  creativity 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
It's not just about the Finisher's T-Shirt
I believe not much has changed in the sport of professional triathlon, and it really annoys me to hear people call us out for being “soft” for not finishing a race. The last time I checked Cash Converters were not offering much for trading in Finisher’s towels and medals! This is probably one of the hardest sports in the world to make a living from and I have the upmost respect for anyone that actually can survive off triathlon, and I do mean survive as that is all you are doing. Pro athletes in this sport sacrifice massive amounts to be where they are and I dont just mean the usual time and family stuff. I mean real-life altering factors, and if a lot of people who criticise us would take the time to sit down and think about these ‘real’ factors they would certainly realise it is no
triathlon  elite  athlete 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Blizzard Game Director Dustin Browder Explains Why StarCraft II Pro Gamers Are Athletes - Forbes
We’re building on the original StarCraft, which had a lot of the values that made it really work as an eSport. It was easy to learn, relatively speaking, but very difficult, even impossible, to master. That’s very important for a sport.


It’s very much like real-time chess, but with monsters, aliens, and ray guns. These guys are outthinking each other; they’re trying to get in each heads, and trying to understand what the other guy’s strategy is so they can be one step ahead of them. It’s very much like a chess game. The other big difference, of course, is it is real time; it’s something happening live. All these moves are happening simultaneously, so it’s not just your ability to think, it’s your ability to think quickly that makes all the difference in the world.
pro  gamer  cyber  athlete  athlete  competitive  gaming  eSport  sports  sport 
january 2013 by asterisk2a

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