24 February 2008

Singapore Sports School as a long term athlete development model

Sports school to expose young athletes to high-level competitions@CNA

Two years to go before the Youth Olympic Games, but the Singapore Sports School said it would not be increasing training sessions for its athletes.

Singapore Sports School will not be intensifying training sessions beyond the current six to ten times a week as the athletes are still very young.

Singapore Sports School website

17 February 2008

21 February 2008 announcement of 2010 YOG host city

21 February 2008: announcement ceremony of 2010 Youth Olympic Games@IOC

Moscow and Singapore finalists for 1st ever Summer Youth Olympic Games
Out of a list of nine candidates,* Moscow and Singapore have been chosen as the finalists for the election of the Host City of the 1st ever Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in 2010. Their names, together with the evaluation report, have been be submitted to the IOC members for a postal vote. The winning city will be announced by IOC President Jacques Rogge in a live web cast on www.olympic.org on Thursday 21 February 2008 from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

More information on
Moscow's candidature
Singapore's candidature

12 February 2008

new Speedo swim suit using NASA technology

Speedo launches 'space age' swim suit@AOC

Speedo has harnessed the expertise of the United States space agency NASA amongst a number of international research institutes to create the SPEEDO LZR RACER® - which independent testing has shown to be the world’s fastest swimsuit.

Made from an ultra lightweight, low drag, water repellent, fast drying fabric, unique to Speedo, called LZR PULSE, the LZR RACER is the world’s first fully bonded swimsuit that is ultrasonically welded and gives the effect of no seams at all.

Sports Science Journal@Jan-Feb08

This is this month's sports science journal update.

Jan-Feb 08
Effects of acute exercise on executive processing, short-term and long-term memory. JSS

Determinants of 800-m and 1500-m Running Performance Using Allometric Models. MSSE

Relationship of Training versus Echocardiographic Parameters to Competitive Results in Distance Running. IJSM

Role of muscle mass on sprint performance: gender differences? EJAP

Factors affecting peak performance in the swimming competition of the Athens Olympic Games. JSMPF

Specific inspiratory muscle warm-up enhances badminton footwork performance. APNM

Strength & Conditioning
Block periodization versus traditional training theory: a review. JSMPF

The use of various strength-power tests as predictors of sprint running performance. JSMPF

Chin-up strength tests: does stature matter? JSMPF

History of developments in sport and exercise physiology: A. V. Hill, maximal oxygen uptake, and oxygen debt. JSS

Twenty-five years of sport performance research in the Journal of Sports Sciences. JSS

Perception of Fatigue during Simulated Competition. MSSE

Influence of Instructions on Perceptually-Based Ratings. IJSM

Training Induced Changes in Maximum Heart Rate. IJSM

Validity of the Polar S810 to Measure R-R Intervals in Children. IJSM

Effect of hydrotherapy on the signs and symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness . EJAP

Changes in the haemostatic system after thermoneutral and hyperthermic water immersion. EJAP

Validity of a Swimming Snorkel for Metabolic Testing. IJSM

Time Limit at V•O2max Velocity in Elite Crawl Swimmers. IJSM

Physiological Responses to Exercise at Altitude: An Update. SM

The effect of intermittent hypobaric hypoxic exposure and sea level training on submaximal economy in well-trained swimmers and runners. JAP

The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test: A Useful Tool for Evaluation of Physical Performance in Intermittent Sports. SM

Contrasting Influences of Age and Sex on Muscle Fatigue. MSSE

Sympathetic cardiovascular control during orthostatic stress and isometric exercise in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome. EJAP

Quadriceps Oxygenation during Isometric Exercise in Sailing. IJSM

Heat stress in sport—Fact and fiction. JSMS

A modern classification of the exercise-related heat illnesses. JSMS

Physiological limits to exercise performance in the heat. JSMS

The effect of the Ramadan fast on physical performance and dietary habits in adolescent soccer players. EJAP

Weight Control Strategies of Olympic Athletes Striving for Leanness: What Can be Done to Make Sport a Safer Environment? CJSM

Nutritional Supplementation and Anabolic Steroid Use in Adolescents. MSSE

Validation of a Personal Fluid Loss Monitor. IJSM

Contributions of upper limb rotations to racket velocity in table tennis backhands against topspin and backspin. JSS

Sports Medicine
Kinematics of Ankle Taping after a Training Session. IJSM

Epidemiology of knee injuries among adolescents: a systematic review. BJSM

Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests. BJSM

Predicting Return to Sprinting after Acute Hamstring Strains. CJSM

Head and Neck Position Sense. SM

Twenty-five years of psychology in the Journal of Sports Sciences: A historical overview. JSS

Evaluation on the effects of relaxing music on the recovery from aerobic exercise-induced fatigue. JSMPF

College athletes' perceptions of social support provided by their coach before injury and after it. JSMPF

On the temporal and behavioural consistency of pre-performance routines: An intra-individual analysis of elite basketball players' free throw shooting accuracy. JSS

Talent ID
ACTN3 genotype in professional soccer players. BJSM


09 February 2008

The Age of Exhaustion in world records?

Stuck records@times online

According to a study conducted at France’s biomedical and epidemiological institute of sport (Irmes), which analysed 3,260 world records going back to the first modern Olympics in 1896, humans have reached their physiological limits, and after the year 2060, there will be no more world records.

Based on its analyses, Toussaint’s team predicts that in most of the quantifiable Olympic sports, the era of world records is drawing to a close. “We started our study in 1896, when we estimate people were operating at 75% of their physiological capacity. We are now at 99%. When we say there will be no more world records after 2060, it should not be forgotten that in about half of the events, there will be no world records after 2027.”