Medical involvement in sport and training should not focus only on the elite athlete
Iused to be a rusted-on Essendon Football Club supporter. Now I am witnessing the spectacle of the club falling apart under the weight of its own hubris.1 Despite attempts to control the dark side of human achievement, as epitomised by the Olympic motto of citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger), the slogan that Essendon produced at the start of the season — “Whatever it takes” — is probably the vulgar form of that motto.
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