While Canadians wait impatiently to see just one of our athletes get on a podium in Beijing, the host nation is very familiar with hearing their national anthem played in the Olympic venues - even for sports where China has not traditionally been strong and wins weren't predicted or even expected by the athletes themselve
A recent medical study authored in part by Carl Foster, a professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, is concluding that the winning distance runners, like those competing in the marathon event at the Beijing games, are not succesful because they are "running harder" but rather t
As it is the last Olympics before Vancouver is thrust onto the World stage in 2010, many COC and VANOC officials are in China now learning what they can for Vancouver's Games. Among the folks quoted in an article today about this learning process was none other than Dr. Jack Taunton: " Earlier this week, [Dr.
From the current issue of Science News comes a thought provoking perspective on how athletes may already be manipulating their genes to help achieve sucess in events like the Beijing Olympics: "For the unscrupulous or overdriven Olympic athlete, the banned practice of “doping” by taking hormones or other
With no medals thus far the Canadian public is starting to voice it's frustration and disappointment with the lack of podium finishes.
The Olympic Village Polyclinic is staffed by two hundred doctors and more than 400 other medical personnel from 41 local hospitals. A wide range of services is available including emergency care, internal medicine, dental, psychological, physiotherapy, massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine.
Excellent piece in the New York Times that looks at the sport technology innovations from Speedo’s LZR Racer to training techniques to the actual design of the Olympic Pool as swimming records continue to fall in the Beijing Games. As swimming becomes more popular, it attracts better athletes, who often stay in the sport
It's a sunny day here in Beijing and 33 degrees. Believe it or not, I did see some blue sky amongst the foggy haze over the city. The temperature was not unbearably hot or humid. My flight from Singapore was pleasant. The airport arrival was uneventful.
“I’ve said that we could expect between 30 and 40 positive cases [during the Games],” said International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.
Ed Willes in this mornings' Province details the inspirational story of Victoria resident and Canadian Men's Lightweight Four rowing coach Bent Jensen as he battles cancer and cheers on his team in Beijing. "He wanted to be here and the team wanted him here," said