American flyweight boxer Ginny Fuchs joins us to tell us more about how Olympic boxing works. Ginny also copes with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and as May is Mental Health Awareness Month, she tells us how OCD manifests for her and the work she does to better manage it. Plus, Book Club Claire chats with rugby coach and author Ben Ryan on our latest Book Club pick, "Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream." Also, Tokyo 2020 announced the winners of its recipe contest!
Simone Biles and Michael Phelps are among the Olympians who have ADHD. But what is that disorder, and how does it affect elite athletes?
It's Mental Health Awareness Month, so we welcome Dr. Kristin Keim back to the show to talk to us about how athletes -- and non-athletes -- can think about how to care for our mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the tragic death of Olympian Kelly Catlin, we wanted to talk to someone about sports psychology and try to understand some of the mental challenges elite athletes face. Sport and Performance Psychologist Dr. Kristin Keim of Keim Performance Consulting joins us to explain the field of sports psychology, how athletes use it for improving performance, and how they use it when it's time to retire.