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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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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Dai Greene and Redlight

World 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? http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01jb49p/?t=25m14s Continue reading Dai Greene and Redlight

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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