By Steven Melendez/Staff Writer . 10 Athletes Who Made Bold Political and Social Statements. Posted By: Steven Melendez October 17, 2017. The impact of social media on athletes TOPICS: Social Media Steven Melendez. By Lisa Esposito , Staff Writer Jan. 11, 2019 When it comes to the way millennials use media, the effects that it can have on a person can either be positive or negative, especially when referring to someone within the sports world. 50 Greatest Sports Quotes by Famous Athletes . Setting the bar: athletes and vulnerability to mental illness - Volume 200 Issue 2 - Lynette Hughes, Gerard Leavey Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Super Bowl Psychology: Why Athletes "Choke"--and How to Avoid It Putting too much conscious thought into an automatic action can derail it By Catherine Caruso on February 3, 2017 Michael Phelps “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps “If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. ... Ali's decision to refuse induction is the most famous case of an individual athlete making a major political statement.

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It would drive me crazy.” – Michael Phelps .

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