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Birmingham athletes excel in Rio

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The first 10 days of the 2016 Rio Olympics have seen athletes from University of Birmingham Sport's past and present excel towards finals and secure medals for Team GB.
Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

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It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Participants required for Tai Chi/Zumba research project

Participants required for Tai Chi/Zumba research project

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Participants are being sought for a research project on the effects of Tai Chi, Zumba Gold or a social meeting group environment on vascular health among ageing population.

Study uses GPS technology to predict football injuries

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Footballers' injuries may be predicted by looking at players' workloads during training and competition, according to new research.Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk occurred when players accumulated a very high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period.
University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio

University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio

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One current student and eight alumni athletes from the University of Birmingham Sport have now been confirmed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a record breaking number of Birmingham-educated athletes to be selected for the Olympics, showing that the sport programme at Birmingham continues to thrive.
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