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- Wednesday 25 January 2012
- 7.00pm to 8.30pm
- Lecturers: Colin Price Prof Mike Caine Dr Maria Kavussanu Prof Steve Haake Dr David James
To launch the Cutting Edge 2012 series, this event looks at basketball, both Olympic and Paralympic. Featuring Colin Price, silver medal winning captain of Britain’s Wheelchair Basketball team in Atlanta 1996 and coach to junior wheelchair athletes, this event is an opportunity to question both the cutting-edge researchers and high-achieving athletes. Hosted by Professor Steve Haake, one of the UK’s top sports scientists, Professor Mike Caine will share his expertise in combining human performance with sport and fitness equipment innovation, specifically wheelchair design for Paralympics GB; Dr Maria Kavussanu will explore morality in team sport, and why athletes engage in cheating and Dr David James will lead discussions on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold. Where should we draw the line?
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advanced.
Cutting Edge 2012 is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
Listen to the audio archive of this event:
http://ri.content.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/2012/01January/Cutting Edge 2012 Behind Basketball.mp3