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Dealing with Disappointment: College Lessons Learned from Olympic Athletes

The London Olympics may be over, but the stories and memorable moments will be talked about for a time to come. From heroic efforts on the soccer field by the U.S. women's team in the face of unrestrained aggression to the careful composure from Missy May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings on the beach volleyball court, the Olympics displays the best of great competitors in both athletics and character. With so many college (and some high school) student athletes competing this year for the U.S. Olympic team, it's impossible not to commend these athletes for both their physical endurance and their psychological strength....