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    Do you think the Olympic Coaches help prepare for the atmosphere of the Olympics?

    With a youngster like Deitchler on the team, do the coaches try to explain what the atmosphere is going to be like in an event of this magnitude or do they just ignore it and hope he doesn't even think about it?

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    I think in some sense they have to.

    First you are traveling to another country where things will be very different. I don't think you can ignore the differences of the Olympic Games. The good thing the coaches have been there and know what to expect. That is just as important in preparing their athlete for competition.
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    I hope they tell him that a drivers permit doesn't cut it for ID.

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    I dont think telling them does much of anything. Thats why it is important to get out and compete abroad.

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    Which is why it's great Jake competed in the venue where the wrestling will be held. He thought that familiarity with the venue, the travel, the food, etc will be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Rotundo View Post
    Which is why it's great Jake competed in the venue where the wrestling will be held. He thought that familiarity with the venue, the travel, the food, etc will be helpful.
    Yeah, he was there last year, right? That will definitely make him more comfortable.

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    I think once the match starts its all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I think once the match starts its all the same.
    I agree 100%, once the match starts you forget everything else, but if your nerves sap your energy up to that point, it won't matter what you're focusing on during the match.
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    I know a guy who wrestled in the Olympics, and his event was one of the first ones. Wrestled the first couple of days, then had the rest of the Olympics to enjoy himself around the village. That'd be fun, unlike for guys like Daniel Igali, who wrestled on the last day of the Olympics. Imagine training and keeping your weight down for the whole thing, no time to relax.

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