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Instructional and motivation self-talk in particular gives athletes a leg up on the competition, according to sports psychologist Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis. A meta-analysis of sports psychological studies by Hatzigeorgiadis and colleagues published in Perspectives on Psychological Science found that instructional self-talk ("Keep your leg straight," "Use your core strength here") helped athletes to improve specific techniques or skills, while motivational self-talk ("You know you can do this!") helped them to succeed in strength and endurance-based tasks.
Established in 1982, the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex, the Olympic Jumping Complex, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, the Conference Center at Lake Placid and the Olympic Center. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic impact and development.