Athletes’ Pursuit of Perfection Takes a Toll

Elite Athletes Take Failure Personally and Strive for Perfection

Source: United States Anti-Doping Agency Doping Prevalence Study

“Our survey conducted with The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) showed that elite athletes are under a tremendous amount of pressure to perform physically, but behind their performances are people with complex emotions and expectations, which often contribute to their decisions related to doping and other issues.” – Ann Kearns Davoren