[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Sports in a bubble
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟭 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
Playing for a national team like the Springboks or the Proteas means constantly performing in a high-pressure environment, often spending months away from home. So imagine having to do that inside a bio-secure bubble, cut off from a world grappling with the impact of the Covid pandemic. Now, researchers are analysing how these measures are impacting the performance and mental health of some of our top sports stars.