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Welcome to the Friendly Games

MascotGlasgow’s moment has arrived after seven years of waiting as the Commonwealth Games will officially get under way following tonight’s opening ceremony.

The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class event which is held once every four years and is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’ and is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games

More than 4,500 athletes will compete across 17 events in the next 11 days.

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Join our new Facebook group

10003272_10200426585107511_185263867_nThe High-Performance Training for Sports discussion group hopes to engage discussion among those combining principles of strength and conditioning with the disciplines of physiotherapy and athletic training as a means of developing all aspects of athletic performance.

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Events, PE News

School Games success

Sainsbury School GamesMore than 1,600 young athletes from across the country competed in Sheffield at the four day Sainsbury’s School Games which aim to encourage students to perform at the highest levels.

Eight venues were being used for twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.

In addition there were disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.

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HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here

Books, Fitness News

Pocket Guide to Hatha Yoga

Yoga practitioners were captivated by simple instruction and stunning photography in the best-selling Hatha Yoga Illustrated.

Now, that winning formula has been applied to Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice.

It features full-colour photographs, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses.

Simple, attractive and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Standard Price: £9.99 I €12.00
HK Rewards Member Price: £7.99 | €9.60

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The waiting’s almost over, now for the fireworks

After years of planning, the greatest sporting event in the world is about to explode into life as the London 2012 Olympic Games get under way in just a few hours.

Much has been made recently by a certain US politician and presidential hopeful about the apparent lack of interest being shown by the general public in the UK.

What he and other critics fail to recognise is the fact that for the past seven years, people in the UK have been fed an almost daily diet of Olympic stories, not all of them positive and that this kind of media overload has inevitably led to a kind of national fatigue over the event.

However, that is all about to change and tonight’s opening ceremony, while not perhaps matching the jaw dropping scale of Bejing’s extravagant but ultimately rather soulless opening, promises to bring some fun and music back to the proceedings – a kind of Beatles meet Beefeaters.

There has been a growing and palpable sense of excitement and expectation here in the UK over the past few weeks and that is about to erupt as the nation embraces the Games and gets behind its athletes.

Mitt Romney, prepare to be dazzled.

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Dai Greene and Redlight

Costas KarageorghisWorld champion 400m hurdler Dai Greene has teamed up with Dr Costas Karageorghis (Inside Sport Psychology) and music producer Redlight to record his own motivational track to enable him to perform at his peak and hopefully win gold at the forthcoming London Olympics. The BBC News Team joined them in the studio to get an insight in to how it works.

You can watch it now on the BBC iPlayer (25 mins 15 secs) –  what do you think?

Events, PE News

Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games under starter’s orders

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age and the inaugural event is due to begin start in just a few days time in the Olympic Park and other venues.

From Sunday 6th May until Wednesday 9th May, the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting which not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

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