Simon Fraser University's Douglas W. Allen, Professor at the Department of Economics weighed in on the Elite Athlete Funding debate via an editorial in today's Financial Post.
The Australian Olympic team's sport scientists spent over a year perfecting electrolyte infused slushies to help their athletes try and beat the Beijing heat and the competition according to a pre-Games article that appeared in the Taipei Times. “It is a concentrated way to eat ice.
Now that we have 20-20 hindsight we can have some fun and check out just how accurate some pre-Games predictions were. One that was amazingly accurate came from a BBC article about how a group of academics put together a mathematical model to predict how many medals a country would win in the Olympics.
In the last few weeks you have been reading my thoughts about the Beijing Games. Well what more is there to say? In summary, I can say these were the best games I have ever been to, and I have worked at five Olympic games.
Click here to visit the Boston Globe's Beijing Photo Gallery wrapping up the 2008 Summer Games featuring great shots like one below of Bolt breaking the 200m world record.
Cam Cole has an excellent article titled "Time To Show We Care" in today's Vancouver Sun which looks into just how much funding our amateur sport athletes receive versus other countries. Doesn't it strike anyone up there at that COC head table, as the organization does its post-Games post-mortem news conference, how
For those of us who have experienced thunder storms, or I should say Caribbean thunder storms, you know that Lighting never comes in one bolt. Don’t fool yourself; there will be many more “Lighting Bolts” coming out of Jamaica.
It’s 5:30 am and I am awake. I guess I had enough sleep. My mind is partaking in a few Olympic events – wondering, analysing, comparing previous Olympic venues with Beijing.
37 world records and counting.
Just in from long period in the Doping Control Station at the Mountain Biking venue. It has been very hot and humid and a number of riders have succumbed to the heat. A leading Swiss rider collapsed with heat stroke and was taken to the Village Polyclinic.