Queen's University

Commonwealth athletes

2010-10-12

Queen’s kinesiology and health studies professor Jean Côté is available to discuss the upcoming Commonwealth Games, and how Canadian athletes will attempt to stay focused amid several distractions, including concerns about the athletes’ village, terrorism and the preparedness of the host country.

“Once athletes are at the games, the only thing they can control is themselves and their performances,” says Professor Côté. “Athletes should have a precise plan of how they are going to deal with the different distractions at the games. Once this plan is in place their focus should be on themselves and their performance.”

Professor Côté is an expert on developmental and psychosocial factors that affect sport and physical activity performance. His research interests also include participation and behaviors within performers and coaches that create favorable conditions for excellence in sports.

To arrange an interview, contact Kristyn Wallace at (613)533-6000 ext 79173 or (613)331-0939 kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at (613)533-6000 ext 77513 michael.onesi@queensu.ca, News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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