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Beijing Olympics 2008

Loughborough University at the Beijing Olympics

Loughborough University is home to several leading sports research centres and institutes, including:

he following people from Loughborough are available to give expert comment on Olympics or sports-related issues.  Please contact the Public Relations Officen on 01509 222224, to arrange any interviews.


Mechanical analysis of sports techniques

Power-based sports

Sprint reaction times

Martial arts / combat sports

Cultural aspects of sport

Behaviour and motivation of spectators

Sport and national identity

Disability sport

Drugs in sport

Anti-doping policies

Effects of doping

Economic impact of the Olympics


Effect of diet on performance

Sports drinks

Sports management

Management of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Movement

Sports governing bodies



Dehydration / rehydration

Immune system

Male/female ability differences

Temperature regulation

Temperature regulation and clothing


Relationships in sport: coach-athlete, athlete-partner, athlete-parent, coach leadership, group dynamics

Families and elite athletes

High performance sport

Mental preparation


Mental toughness

Swimming psychology

Sports technology

Artificial sports surfaces

Athletic footwear

Football technologies

Footwear technologies

Paralympic throw frames

Physical conditioning / monitoring

Psychological perceptions of sports equipment

Running, swimming and triathlon technologies

Tennis technologies


For fitness

For strength


Loughborough University - Beijing 2008

Beijing facts

There are 55 Loughborough athletes in action at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Did you know?

Former Olympic Champion Sebastian Coe is a Loughborough graduate.

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