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
The UK's TimesOnline provides some insights into the training techniques and sport science behind China's athletes getting so good, so quickly on the Olympic stage. China's ascent to global sporting success is a remarkable story.
This morning's Province has an article on Beijing's smog and whether it will be more challenging for Olympic athletes to compete in. Dr. Don McKenzie (a physician and physiologist from UBC over working with the canoe/kayakers) believes the longer an athlete is there the tougher it will be for them.
Preparation and Practice is Key to Venue Safety There was some rain today, so the air was cooler and much easier to breath on my long run, which I managed to get in after my game coverage and anti-doping supervision.
Hello to all; I am Wilbour Kelsick a Doctor of Sports Chiropractic. This is my 5 th Olympic games and presently I am in Singapore helping to prepare the track and field team for Beijing 2008. It’s an honour to serve the Canadian team.
With the countdown to the Opening Ceremonies on, VANOC's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Taunton was kind enough to take a few minutes to pass along some of his initial thoughts on the challenges the athletes face and the outstanding medical and sport facilities in China to our Beijing Blog - his comments are compiled below: I am here in Beijing on official duty with IOC Medical Commission.