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Athletes’ mental health comes to light at the Tokyo Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After U.S. gymnast Simone Biles gave up several Olympic finals to care for her mental health, other athletes also shed light on the issue during the event in Japan. The topic is on the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) agenda and has placed officials on alert.

The IOC itself recognizes that emphasis must be placed on the wellbeing of athletes, who are increasingly pressured for results. "More could be done," admits spokesman Mark Adams, adding that this is an issue the agency has been working on for some time. Psychologists and psychiatrists are on duty . . .

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