Mental Links to Excellence

  title={Mental Links to Excellence},
  author={Terry Orlick and John S. Partington},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing},
This study included 235 Canadian Olympic athletes who participated in the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo and Los Angeles. Individual interviews were carried out with 75 athletes and a questionnaire was completed by another 160 to assess their mental readiness for the Olympic Games and factors related to mental readiness. Common elements of success were identified, as well as factors that interfered with optimal performance at the Olympic Games. Statistically significant links were found between… 
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