27 November 2008

AOC budget for London Olympics

AOC announces $30 million spend on London Olympic Team@AOC

The AOC has budgeted $16.7m to prepare the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and $13.4m to send the Team to London.

The AOC has budgeted $647,000 towards sending a Team to the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) staged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Singapore in 2010.

21 November 2008

YOG update

YOG venues to be upgraded@Straits Times

Under the initial plans, about US$6.87million (S$10.5 million) of the total US$75 million budget was to be allocated for upgrading works at the 18 existing venues. The figure is set to increase.

Australian got additional funding for high performance sport

ASC welcomes $12.6 million boost for high performance sport@ASC

Included within the $12.6 million funding is $8.1 million for currently funded national sporting organisations to further support their work developing Australia’s elite athletes.

The balance of the funding ($4.5 million) is for Australian Government Sport Training Grants which provide funds directly to targeted elite athletes, selected on the basis of medal potential, to assist with their preparations for international competition.

EIS recovery research


common practice of recovery: water immersion, contrast bathing and compression garments

EIS will focus upon how intermittent sporting activity affects various ‘biomarkers’ of both muscle damage and training adaptation and ascertain how different recovery strategies may influence/manipulate them

15 November 2008

Asian Youth Games 2009 update

AYG not just a test for YOG@straits times

The AYG will be held from June 29 to July 7 next year, with Downtown East set to be the Games Village to both athletes and officials.

It will see 1,000 athletes aged between 14 and 17 from 45 countries competing in over 80 events in nine sports - aquatics (diving and swimming), athletics, bowling, beach volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, football, sailing, shooting and table tennis.

The learning process will include observing how the Games Village is run and gaining hands-on experience during the event. Other key areas that will come under scrutiny include logistics, transport, security, medical services and anti-doping measures.

01 November 2008

Youth Olympic Games Learning Centre@Singapore

Singapore 2010 opens Youth Olympic Games Learning Centre@IOC

Discover the spirit of Olympism and trace Singapore’s journey as host of the first Youth Olympic Games: this is what thousands of young Olympic fans will experience in a special Learning Centre, which opened yesterday in Singapore. “The opening of the YOG Learning Centre is a milestone in our journey. Its setting up attests to our commitment to promote Olympic education,” said Mr Ng Ser Miang, IOC member and Chairman of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC).