Sports Science

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A career change and high performance organizations: The good, the bad & the ugly

2015-01-23: A career change, new challenges and musings about high performance set up a brief thought on what makes good, bad and ugly…

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2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

2015-01-03: Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science.…

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2014 Wrap Part 2: The science of sport review

2014-12-30: In the second part of my 2014 Review series, I look at three of the sports science stories that made news - the sub-2 hour…

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2014 Wrap Part 1: Week by week musings

2014-12-29: A look back at 2014, using my weekly "Times" newspaper column to cover some of the biggest sporting stories and their management and scientific…

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The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

2014-12-16: A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons,…

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A stragetic and tactical talent management perspective: The viable athlete

2014-12-01: The identification and management of talent is primarily a strategic and tactical function. Too often it is approached as operational, the what and how…

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What (not) to say when doping accusations come knocking

2014-10-22: What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much…

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“177” – The Sub-2 hour marathon and East Africa’s super-runners

2014-10-14: Marathon running is in a golden era, the 2-hour barrier approaching. Kenyans in particular have led the charge, raising some of the most fascinating…

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Powell & Simpson’s bans cut to 6 months: Broad implications

2014-07-16: Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18-month bans reduced to only six months on appeal. I look at the broader…

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