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Abstract

         

Supporting Olympic athletes in their bid for success in the largest sporting event in the world requires major planning and covers a diverse area. The presentation will provide an insight into the logistics of this support as well as discussing the lessons learned from travelling with Team GB in Beijing and how they can be transferred to supporting the Olympics as the host country in 2012. The legacy effects, particularly in health, have the potential to be wide ranging across the nation. Some of initiatives, which are already underway, will inevitably have an impact on the general population as more health professionals develop skills in promoting and facilitating a healthy active lifestyle.



6th January 2010 Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University

Supporting Olympic Athletes – a Behind the Scenes Perspective



Dr Nicola Phillips PhD MSc MCSP

Vice Dean School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University

David Florence Olympian Beijing 2008 World Cup Gold Medallist 5 x World Cup Medallist Postponed to Feb  10th 2010