The perils of competition

We admire Olympic athletes for their single-minded will to win—but focusing too much on success can be unhealthy

By Charlotte Tuxworth-Holden  

Michael Phelps of the United States wins the Men's 200m Individual Medley final, at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Everyone knows someone, or perhaps several people, who gets upset while losing a supposedly friendly game of Monopoly. In fact, most…

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