Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to lower your expectations and win

“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.” The is what the British judo medal hope Euan Burton said after losing his … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics: The cost of a high expectation of winning

For a Home Games, notable for a comparative dearth of British medals, athletes high expectations of winning may need some examination. In fact, an expectation of winning, like smoking, should come with a government health warning. Expecting to win can … Continue reading

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