FSU professors discuss impacts of Winter Olympics

Chris Lillis of Team United States reacts during the Men's Freestyle Skiing Aerials Final on Day 12 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 16, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.

The Winter Olympics is a time for sport aficionados, especially those that involve snow and ice. This year, the major international multi-sport event is being held in Beijing, China from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20. The events are being held in the surrounding regions of the Yanqing District and Chongli District at the Beijing National Stadium.

With many college athletes participating in in these Games, it presents a unique obstacle.

Dr. Timothy Baghurst is a professor in the College of Education and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH). After being asked the difference between a collegiate event versus the Olympics, Baghurst said “in college competition, there is usually a season that culminates in a championship… in an Olympic format, many athletes have a one-time chance to take a title that is only available every four years. The pressure is much higher to get it right.”






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