Is the Medal Worth the Long-Term Damage?

The Girl With The Tree Tattoo
5 min readFeb 20, 2022
Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

The conclusion of the women’s figure skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing once again highlights the utter lack of care given to athletes’ physical and mental health for the sake of the win. Two out of three Russian skaters broke down sobbing as the results were announced. One believed anything less than first place was a loss, so her silver medal meant nothing. The other placed fourth, after…

The Girl With The Tree Tattoo

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