28 July 2005

doors open for Singapore Sports School

Singapore Sports School to admit students with sporting potential@channel news asia

- The Sports School will admit all students with high sporting potential, regardless of their academic ability

- Doors will be opened to promising athletes who do not practise the current eight sports offered by the Sports School, but wish to reside and learn within its premises

- Foreign students can take up to 20 per cent of the places in the Sports School

26 July 2005

Olympics still popular


The Olympic Games continue to be one of the world's most popular sporting events according to research conducted by Sponsorship Intelligence (SI) on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2004.

22 July 2005

best performance model in athletics

Helsinki Biomechanics Research Project will allow “A New View” of athletes' performances@IAAF

The main aim of the Helsinki Biomechanics Research Project is to acquire up to date data regarding the technique used by the world’s best athletes.

3-dimensional motion analysis, Force Measurement systems, EMFI (high-tech ferro-electret film sensors) technique etc will be used for the project.

Final Report will be presented during an IAAF Conference which is scheduled to take place October 2006 during the “Conference in Memory of Carmelo Bosco” at the IAAF ATC in Kourtane, Finland. A preliminary project report will also appear in the IAAF publication, New Studies in Athletics (issue 1/2006).

21 July 2005

new online sports physiology journal will be launched

International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Human Kinetics announced that in March 2006 they will launch the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, a new publication focused on sports physiology and performance, and dedicated to advancing the knowledge of sport and exercise physiologists, sports performance researchers, and other sports scientists.

18 July 2005

RSS feeds for medical journals

How-to: RSS feeds for medical journals@MedPDA.net

1) Go to www.pubmed.com
2) Click on "limits"
3) In the first drop-down menu (All fields), select "Journal"
4) In the search area, enter the name of the journal you're looking for
5) Click "go"
6) In the drop-down menus right above the search results, go to the one that reads "send to" and select "RSS feed"
7) Automatically it will take you to another page with configuration details about the feed you are about to create
8) Select 50 as the number of items in the feed, so if the journal publishes more than the default 15 items you won't miss any
9) click "create feed"
10) Your link for the RSS feed is ready, under the XML button !