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  • Here's my "guided common sense" attempt on analysis: Don't choose blindness just because it's no…

    On performance analysis: Common sense, guided

    sportsscientists.com 03 Jul '15, 5pm

    The result is that a player cannot run onto the field with a text-book in their mind and then fail to use common sense, as well as all their other senses, to assess a given situation. Playing off memory, stats and data is a disaster, when you have eyes, ears and insight. Just because ...

  • Science of Sport: Who wins the 2015 Tour de France?

    Who wins the 2015 Tour de France?

    sportsscientists.com 03 Jul '15, 4pm

    Let’s begin with the defending champion, who has surprisingly (in my opinion) not featured in many people’s podium picks (at least, not the ones I’ve heard). Last year, Nibali won the race in dominant fashion, but didn’t have to go head to head against Froome or Contador. Part of bike...

  • Mind over matter?

    sportsscientists.com 27 Jun '15, 4pm

    Interesting times and debates over the last week, where we discussed the issue of nature vs. nurture. It stimulated a good response, and some divided opinion, though most will probably agree that truly great performances are the result of a combination of genetic potential meeting har...

  • A no-good week for doping in sport

    A no-good week for doping in

    sportsscientists.com 07 Jun '15, 11am

    On these forms, there is a space for declaration of all supplements and medical products that are not banned, but which may require a TUE or which may later become important in the doping control process. Making this public (rather than the blood values Farah promised) would be more e...

  • Gatlin dilemma

    sportsscientists.com 19 May '15, 2pm

    A version of this article appeared in The Times Newspaper on May 18th, 2005 But I’m not a man like that. I’m not the kind of guy to cheat people of their money or let the fans down… that’s not what I do Those were the words of Justin Gatlin, the current fastest man in the world, as he...

  • low-carb, high fat diet debate and deviant thinking

    sportsscientists.com 31 May '15, 4pm

    However, it is not a topic whose specific content and details I am comfortable dealing with. I am not an endocrinologist, nor a cardiologist, nor a dietician. I understand the basics, but in the same way that my driver’s license does not entitle me to tell Michael Schumacher, Sebastia...

  • A 2014 resolution: More nuance, less extremism

    sportsscientists.com 31 May '15, 4pm

    Researchers must work towards understanding that complexity. This will take a long, long time, but as with most things, it is the journey that adds the value. The greatest challenge we face in sports science is our current limitation or inability to understand the variability in respo...

  • London Marathon 2015: Live splits and commentary

    sportsscientists.com 26 Apr '15, 8am

    Finish – the London Marathon champion is Eliud Kipchoge. He moved clear with 800m to go, to win by 5 seconds, in 2:04:42 . Kipsang was second, the two having moved well clear of the chasers, who were led home by Kimetto. That was an incredible final 10km. The final 7.2 km were run in ...

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