Here’s why some Olympic athletes ‘choke’ at the Winter Games

Nathan Chen of the United States, considered a gold medal contender, falls while performing during the men’s short program figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Nicole W. Forrester is an assistant professor in the School of Media at Ryerson University

It’s easy to get lost in the magic of the performances of Olympians. We have come to expect perfection for things difficult and even impossible for the mere mortal to perform—especially when an...

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