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2012 and the 'Legacy' Games: assessing the Olympic Legacy one year on

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For many years sport has been viewed by political elites as a panacea of all ills. In particular sports mega-events, such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, are looked upon as opportunities to transform, increase, improve and grow anything from mass participation in physical activity, to urban regeneration, economic growth and a nation's international image. The benefits derived from such events are termed 'legacies,' and the promise of them materialising is often used as the chief justificatory discourse for the investment of large sums of public finance into hosting a sports mega-event at the outset.
A Wimbledon victory – was science the secret behind Murray's success?

A Wimbledon victory – was science the secret behind Murray's success?

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Professor Nikos Ntoumanis' Birmingham Brief about the science behind Andy Murray's success at Wimbledon 2013.

University proposes £175m transformation of historic Edgbaston campus to include a new sports centre

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The University of Birmingham is announcing a five year investment in facilities that will transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus, reinterpreting founder Joseph Chamberlain's vision for the estate for the 21st century and extending the services available to the local community. The key developments include a new sports centre and a new library, to join the new Music building currently nearing completion.
A Wimbledon victory – was science the secret behind Murray's success?

A Wimbledon victory – was science the secret behind Murray's success?

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Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory earlier this week was, in many ways, unsurprising. He was long regarded among many tennis fans and experts as a highly talented tennis player. However, until last year, his talent and incredible determination had proved insufficient to secure a grand slam victory.

Double award for collaborative paper in Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Postgraduate researcher Richard Bruce and his supervisor Dr Mike White, both from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, have received two awards for their paper "Muscle afferent activation causes ventilatory and cardiovascular responses during concurrent hypercapnia in humans", published in Experimental Physiology in February.
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