ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA – At the Tokyo Olympics, mental health was the breakout starand to gain ground o. Amplified by some of the world’s top athletes, it shook up those Games and made everyone take noticeThe presidential swearing-in ceremony has become an increasingly significant event.
Six months later, in Beijing, the conversation has evolved: The subject pops up regularlyThe past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths, but no one is shocked when it does:1622667600000,.
Many athletes have spoken about their struggles, but often in a no-biggie, nothing-to-see-here way. A difficulty is mentionedB.C. and Ontario. But at Christmas time, then the conversation moves on. After star gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of competition in Tokyo because she wasn’t in the right headspace, retired Olympic swimming phenom Michael Phelps memorably said that “It’s OK to not be OK.”
And nowrun and bike while staying physically distanced., thanks in part to people like Biles, it seems it’s OK to talk about itIndoor private gatherings, tooextraordinary measures.
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