The “Jamaican Olympics” that what my 280lb therapist friend with hands of steel said to me a few days ago. And yes, he is referring to the great successes that the Jamaican team is having in track and field.
We are family....all the practitioners and me..hey you all remember that sound from the 80’s song by Sister Sledge. This tune suits the vibe here at the Olympics. Yes, I am talking about the Olympic family.
The Globe and Mail's Rod Mickleburgh reports from Beijing that VANOC is looking at some new technology to help speed up treatment of athletes during Vancouver's Games. Chief VANOC medical officer Jack Taunton, who is in Beijing to help supervise medical care and anti-doping measures at the Olympics, said technology n
Now that the wrestling competition has wrapped up for this Olympics, I am moving onto the next phase of my Olympic experience: life in the Olympic Village. I officially moved into the Village yesterday, although my access to the village began several days ago. Between now and August 25th, I will spend time daily in th
While these Beijing Games may have marked the general public's wide awareness of Speedo's LZR Racer swiwsuit the NY Times has noted it has also put a little know athletic tape brand Kinesio on the global stage as well - thanks in part to Canada's Greco Roman wrestler Ari Taub. "...the company simply donated 50,000 ro
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The Vancouver Sun's Jeff Lee wrote Monday on General Electric's LOGIQ ultrasound machines in use in Beijing today. Dr. Jack Taunton began using the LOGIQ machines in 2006 and plans to have them as part of VANOC's medical repetoire during the 2010 Games - not just for athletes but for Games workers as well.
Well, I have just arrived home after deciding my family and clinic need me more than hanging around Beijing for another week. The Games were different for our team (women’s soccer) since we were in three different cities: Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai. We also spent 10 days in Singapore prior to arriving in Beijing.
One of the most written about aspects of the Beijing Games has been Speedo's latest swimsuit innovations the Fastskin LZR Racer. The Globe and Mail's piece chimes in: "Commentators can't stop talking about its effectiveness. Its detractors accuse it of cheating.
The Times Online in the UK has a report in which common baking soda is examined as a performance enhancing substance and it's entirely legal.