The winter Olympics haven’t even started and we already have injuries in the British camp. Britain’s medal hope, freestyle snowboarder Katie Ormerod, has fractured her wrist during training in Pyeongchang. Despite this setback she is still planning on competing in the slopestyle qualification on Sunday — less than a year after she fractured her L3 vertebra at […]
Technology has had a profound impact on the sporting world and it is the reason for the sudden disappearance of the wooden ice hockey stick. Over the last decade, there have been large advances in the technology of the ice hockey stick. Material, manufacturing and structural advances in composites have allowed manufacturers to create an ice […]
The speed skating events in the Olympics this weekend kicked off with a fully orange podium in the men’s 5k event. The woman’s 3k golden medal was also awarded to the Dutch. What is it with this little country that makes them so good at speed skating?
So, there it is, 2012 is now 2013. Olympic year is officially over, leaving emotional memories and a heavily worn box-set of BBC highlights. In Singapore in 2005 after we won the Olympic bid, I vowed that I would have some influence on London 2012, whether it be volunteering or selling flags. I can now […]
Way back in April, one of our articles predicted the number of medals that Team GB would win at London 2012. It’s always tempting to quietly ignore the predictions one has made, and hope that others have forgotten but perhaps the brave thing to do would be to do a public review. So, gulp, here […]
It appears that in this year’s Olympics, the issue of technology in sport is as big an issue as it’s ever been. The ‘science spat’ below is the third of three letters and responses between Steve Haake and Jim Parry that originally appeared in People and Science. Read the first and second letters if you […]
It appears that in this year’s Olympics, the issue of technology in sport is as big an issue as it’s ever been. And with running suits appearing in athletics, it is bound to be a hot topic of conversation. The ‘science spat’ below is the second of three letters and responses between Steve Haake and […]