Olympic Dreams

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Olympics aren't all fun and games; they can exact a serious psychological and emotional toll on young athletes. Dr. Jordan Metzl, co-founder and medical director of the Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes and author of The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor's Complete Guide for Parents, talks about the pressures involved. And Katrina Hacker, former US Figure Skating Team member (2005-2009) and current Princeton University student, who talks about the lengths athletes and their families go to in order to compete.


Katrina Hacker and Jordan Metzl
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Comments [1]

Maude from Park Slope

I'm wondering how many kids end up with a rebellious period in their later 20s/30s because they weren't able to have that as a kid/adolescent?

Feb. 15 2010 10:56 AM

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