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The Science of Sport Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance
  • Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures
    I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 coaching courses.  The specific theme of this year’s Academy was Youth Sport, and I did four lectures in total – three on Talent ID and Specialization issues, […] The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • The Steven Colvert Case: Anti-doping quality control
    The doping case of Steven Colvert is crucial because it asks questions of the trustworthiness of the science that is used to catch dopers. This article looks at the background and some conceptual questions arising out of his case, with wider implications for the anti-doping movement The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • 2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals
    Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to the real world, in a way that makes it more "palatable" to you. This post, however, summarizes some of the "source" research, the scientific articles that I've had published in the last 12 months, for those wanting to see the academic side of the discussions we have. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • The Rob Young Investigation: Key findings
    Earlier this year, ultra-marathon runner Rob Young was accused of cheating during his attempt to break the TransAmerica record. His sponsor, Skins, commissioned an independent investigation, which Roger Pielke and I completed and which was published yesterday. This post presents the data portion of our report, confirming that Young did in fact, travel in a vehicle for large periods. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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  • On shit-deflecting umbrellas, high performance sport and Sunette Viljoen
    South Africa's silver-medal winning Javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen has been in the SA news recently, for her criticisms of SASCOC, SA's Olympic Committee. The specifics of her objections are funding, but the concept is high performance management. My thoughts on how SA lets its elite athletes down The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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