25 August 2006

Google Scholar adds related results

Exploring the scholarly neighborhood@Google blog

For every Google Scholar search result, we try to automatically determine which articles in our repository are most closely related to it. You can see a list of these articles by clicking the "Related Articles" link that appears next to each result. The list of related articles is ranked primarily by how similar these articles are to the original result, but also takes into account the relevance of each paper.

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24 August 2006

a new coaching tool

HEADZONE helps NSWIS coaches get inside athletes' heads@Sport & Sponsorship

The NSWIS and HEADZONE have provided the NSWIS programs – such as sailing, rowing, sprint canoe, canoe slalom and winter sports – with HEADZONE products ‘RTC’ and ‘Headgear’ for testing in the elite coaching environment. This equipment enables athletes to receive immediate feedback and advice from their coaches while they train in their specific water (or snow) environments.

For further information on HEADZONE including product specifications, please go to www.headzone.com.au

For more information about the NSW Institute of Sport, visit www.nswis.com.au

17 August 2006

More research needed on hypoxic chambers

More research needed on hypoxic chambers@UK Sport

The paper concluded that whilst the issue of health risk was inconclusive, there was evidence of the performance enhancement from using such methods and that their use does violate the spirit of sport.

15 August 2006

NZ High Performance Strategy 2006-2012

SPARC Releases High Performance Strategy 2006-2012@SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) released the findings and recommendations of its High Performance Strategy 2006-2012, a blueprint for its approach to investing in high performance sport in New Zealand in the coming years.

10 August 2006

UK's performance assessment

Sport England response to the Comprehensive Performance Assessment framework announced by the Audit Commission@Sport England

New sports indicators developed by Sport England, with the Audit Commission, are included in the new CPA framework for 2006.

The indicators are:

Participation – the percentage of adults participating in at least 30 minutes moderate intensity sports and active recreation (including recreational walking) on 3 or more days a week

Volunteering – percentage of adults volunteering in sport for at least one hour per week

Choice and opportunity – percentage of the population that are within 20 minutes travel time* of a range of different sports facilities, one of which has achieved a quality assured standard

03 August 2006

2012 UK talent search

Hunt launched for 2012 medallists@Yahoo UK

The 500,000 pound ($920,460) talent search dubbed 20-4-2012 is targeting 11-16 year-olds around Britain to see who might have the raw natural talent to reach the Olympic podium in six years.

Through youth clubs, schools and national sports bodies, the project leaders hope to sift through the hopefuls before finally picking 1,000 children to attend 100 talent camps.