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The Pressures of Being an Athlete

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The U.S. men's hockey team faces off against Slovakia at the 2014 Olympic Games.

The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are underway in South Korea.  Today, we discuss the pressures that elite athletes can bear.

Hyper-competitive parents, ruthless coaching, and lack of mental health education are challenges that athletes face at any level of competition. We'll talk with experts about these challenges, their consequences, and their solutions. 

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