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Soccer bookings show ethnic discrimination

The behaviour seen on Premier League football pitches is indicative of the attitudes of wider society according to Dr James Reade, whose research collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has revealed that referees are more likely to unwittingly discriminate against certain ethnic groups than others.

Research grant awarded to Dr Maria Kavussanu

Dr Maria Kavussanu has been awarded a grant ($45,445) from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to conduct a two-year project entitled "A cross-cultural approach to a cross-cultural issue: Psychosocial factors and doping in young athletes".

BBC Birmingham report on School's work with Jamaican Olympic team

Dr Francois Xavier-Li talks to BBC's David Gregory about the work done with the Jamaican Olympic team ahead of London 2012.

Brazilian Government and University embark on sports science partnership

The University of Birmingham has signed a sports science based agreement with the Brazilian Government this month. The collaboration between Brazil's Ministry of Sport and the University of Birmingham will see the two partners work together on a range of sports science initiatives.
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