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Phillip Hughes death: world of cricket comes to terms with tragic loss

Phillip Hughes death: world of cricket comes to terms with tragic loss Creative commons image Credit: YellowMonkey under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Nov 2014
The death of Phillip Hughes will have a huge psychological effect on his teammates, writes Caroline Heaney. 

Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports

Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Oct 2014
Talks of re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans has highlighted misogyny in sport is prevalent - we must protest, writes Professor Kath Woodward....

Books on bikes: Cycling in literature

Books on bikes: Cycling in literature Creative commons image Credit: Public domain image
Updated 03 Jul 2014
If all that activity is too much for you,  why not settle down with one of our choices of great writing about cycling?

Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool

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Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 02 Jul 2014
Have you got a goal? Whether it is to exercise more, lose a few pounds, or write a novel, our Personal Best App will help you get there. 

Video collection: Personal Best

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Updated 24 Jun 2014
How to apply the techniques of winning sports psychology to achieving your everyday goals? In these short videos, OU sports academics and...

Personal Best: Completion

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Personal Best: Completion Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Jessica Pinchbeck congratulates those who have achieved their goals and encourages reflection for future improvement.

Personal Best: Persistence

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Jessica Pinchbeck and athletes talk about developing 'grit' to overcome adversity and progress towards a goal.

Personal Best: Setbacks

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Caroline Heaney and athletes explore ways to deal with setbacks in the process of achieving personal goals.

Personal Best: Motivation

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Caroline Heaney and athletes discuss the sources of motivation and how to get motivated to achieve goals.

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Funding elite sport

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Funding elite sport Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the...