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Is winning Olympic Gold all down to the power of the mind?

Posted on 16/02/2012

Dr Steve Peters has been a vital cog in one of the country’s greatest stories of sporting success – the British Cycling Olympic Squad.

Working behind the scenes, the Consultant Psychiatrist has been training the minds of the elite British Olympic cyclists and Team SKY Pro Cycling, the 2012 team of World Champion Mark Cavendish, and he continues to work with Olympic champions to help them retain their titles.

Dr Peters will be sharing his insights in a special talk at Royal Holloway, University of London on Monday 20 February explaining how the human mind operates as a machine and how to optimise its functioning by working within the limits imposed.

He will deliver his talk, Psychiatry in Sport, straight after coming from the Track Cycling World Cup in the Olympic Velodrome where he will have been assisting Olympic champions Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton in their preparation to retain their titles in the 2012 Olympics. 

For the full story please visit the College's 2012 Games news pages where you can find all of the latest news ahead of the London 2012 Games when Royal Holloway will be an official Olympic Satellite Village.


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