05 April 2008

sports science support at 9th FINA World Championships (25m) Manchester 2008

I will be attending 16th FINA World Sports Medicine Congress on 7-8th to learn about latest updates on swimming science.From 9th to 13th, I will support Singapore swimmers at the 9th FINA World Championships (25m) Manchester 2008 for lactate and glucose monitoring and filming.

04 April 2008

IOC president to visit Singapore

IOC president to visit Singapore for update on 2010 YOG plans@CNA

Jacques Rogge, the IOC president, will start his three-day visit to Singapore on Friday.

Dr Rogge and his five-member delegation will be given a first-hand account of what has been done here, as Singapore prepares to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

The IOC chief will also have a dialogue session with students at Victoria Junior College on Saturday.

He will also visit Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Sports School.

Another highlight of his visit will be the signing of the Host City Contract at the Istana, which will be witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Dr Rogge's visit coincides with more good news for Singapore – the city-state has just been given provisional membership into the International Skating Union (ISU), which means Singapore can now participate in big events such as the Winter Olympic Games.

UK R&D strategy

UK sport recognises eight innovation partners@UK sport

The UK Sport Research and Innovation department works to deliver bespoke performance solutions for sports’ national governing bodies in collaboration with the best British expertise in the fields of engineering, technology and human sciences.

Projects can involve anything that affects athletes competing on the world stage, from developing measurement equipment for use in training to coming up with optimal hydration and recovery strategies. The primary focus of research is on sports with high potential to win medals at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

The eight Innovation Partners are: BAE Systems, emp: technology group, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute, the Sport and Exercise Science Department at Portsmouth University, the Centre for Sport and Engineering Science at Sheffield Hallam University, TotalSim and the Wolfson Unit.