The last day of rowing was amazing with the tremendous help by the medical support team headed by Dr. Mike Wilkinson. I worked there 3 days and then headed over to Field Hockey where I saw a great game between Great Britain and Canada that unfortunately saw Great Britain tie it up in the last three minutes.
Yesterday was a day that could only come once in a lifetime. As the physiotherapist with the Canadian National Wrestling Team at the Beijing Olympics, I had the privilege of being there for yesterday's gold and bronze medal performances by our 48 and 55 kg female wrestlers, Carol Huynh and Tonya Verbeek. For any of you
Our Medical Team for Track and Field and the Canadian medical team as a whole is one which embraces the concept of the integrated health care model.
We've heard from our Wilbour Kelsick who is working as a dedicated chiropractor with Canada's Athletics team. Now from the CBC here is a quick overview of who has the best shot a making the podium as the Athletics events get underway: "Two medals was Athletics Canada's goal. Two months ago that seemed reasonable.
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.