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‘I’m ashamed to admit I’m struggling’ – Gail Emms on retiring from sport

I have a big pile of them now. Letters from my bank to say I have missed yet another payment for either council tax, phone or utility bill. And every time I open them, it is another reminder that I feel like I am failing. That I, Gail Emms, Olympic Silver Medalist, am a failure. … Continue reading ‘I’m ashamed to admit I’m struggling’ – Gail Emms on retiring from sport

Why cycling is so much more than an endurance sport

Crossing the Line has been working with the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team for the past year, delivering our personal development programme to the riders and staff. Michael Drapac has been a staunch supporter and thought leader in athlete welfare for many years. As a lifelong observer of cycling, I was excited to start working with … Continue reading Why cycling is so much more than an endurance sport

Canadian athlete Kristen Worley wins landmark human rights application to promote inclusive sporting environments

Kristen Worley has settled her human rights application with Cycling Canada, the Ontario Cycling Association and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Worley sought changes to the policies, guidelines, rules and processes surrounding XY female athletes, gender verification and therapeutic use of required hormones that are captured by anti-doping regulations. “Today, I am satisfied that the sport of … Continue reading Canadian athlete Kristen Worley wins landmark human rights application to promote inclusive sporting environments

What the All Blacks can teach athletes about accepting mental vulnerability

You probably know the New Zealand All Blacks – one of greatest and most successful of all sporting team identities – for their impressive on-pitch skills, or their practice of performing the traditional war cry, the haka, before each rugby match. The team of bulky, imposing men stamping their feet and slapping their arms is one that … Continue reading What the All Blacks can teach athletes about accepting mental vulnerability