Document Type : Letter to Editor

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University of Tehran

10.22054/nass.2021.57176.1080

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created extraordinary challenges and prompted remarkable social changes around the world of sports. Consecutive delays in official and international competitions have become a common concern for competitive athletes. It seems that the involvement of athletes in this uncertain future in the long run will pose a serious threat to the mental health and well-being of athletes. In this editorial, we presented some constructs of the Positive Psychology to show how the Positive Psychology can increase resilience levels of competitive athletes in order to cope with the challenges COVID-19 has posed to the sporting world. Therefore recommended during the COVID-19, health authorities and sport communities identify their priorities and make plans to maintain athletes’ health and athletic activities and use the discipline of positive psychology to minimize its consequences.

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