Facing retirement from your sporting career can be tough, but knowing what to expect can make the transition easier. Here, we highlight the challenges that athletes may face when they finish competing.

A really interesting blog over at Olympic.org discussing the realities athletes can face once their career in sport comes to an end.

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard once said about retirement: “Nothing could satisfy me outside the ring. There is nothing in life that can compare to becoming a world champion, having your hand raised in that moment of glory, with thousands, millions of people cheering you on.”

It goes on to describe 6 key areas they have to deal with on a daily basis, some that you and I would take for granted but they have been tuned to work, think and operate very differently in order to be at the top of their game:

  1. Loss of structure
  2. Loss of focus
  3. Loss of identity
  4. Lack of feedback
  5. A new diet
  6. A sense of melancholy

Full article is available at https://www.olympic.org/athlete365/news/the-six-biggest-challenges-athletes-face-when-they-retire/

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