The emergence of a new British identity

Well we are well into the second week of the London 2012 Olympic games, and there have already been many fantastic and memorable moments across a wide range of sports. There have been some awe-inspiring performances on the track, on the bike, and in the pool. Being British I am delighted with the truly wonderful haul of medals by Team GB so far (with still four days to go). Team GB is already the most successful British team in the modern age amazingly sitting third in the me

Proud to be British, but we might need to manage national expectations!

The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday was fantastic. I sat with pride in front of the television seeing a breathtaking artistic interpretation of what it means to be British. I thought Danny Boyle did a great job in trying to portray the complex identity that Britain has in the 21st Century. The ceremony did a great job of showcasing what it means to be British in the 21st Century and how we view ourselves as a nation. For once, the British people w

Who is psychologist to the sport psychologists at the Olympics?

Well we are almost there, after years of planning, training, and preparation athletes from across the world have been putting the finishing touches to their preparations for the Olympic games in London. While all the sport psychologists who work with these athletes have already earned their money, there is still one final job to do. Athletes may have done all the preparation, but the hard part is yet to come. Performing on the day and coping with the emotional and mental chal