19 April 2006

New Zealand performance analysis

SPARC to analyse New Zealand’s Games performance@SPARC

With last night’s close of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, SPARC (Sport & Recreation New Zealand) today announced that it will begin its usual post-Games debrief process to analyse the performance of teams and individuals prior to and during the games, factors that assisted or detracted from those performances, and what can be improved upon for future competition.

07 April 2006

IOC's postgraduate research grant


The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has created an annual programme of grants intended for young researchers engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture.

02 April 2006

Singapore Sports Participation Survey


In 2005, 48% ( increased 10% from 2001) of Singaporeans participate in some form of sports / exercise at least once a week with more than half (25%) of doing so at least 3 times per week. Singaporeans are also engaging in a wider variety for sports such as gym workout, in-line skating and beach volleyball.

The survey also revealed an increase of 10% female participation in sports from 32% in 2001 to 42% in 2005.

Overall, the top three most popular sports in Singapore are jogging, swimming and walking.

Yoga and rhythmic exercise is popular amongst females while males prefer soccer/football and fishing.