U of M Experts Share Insight in Olympic Video Series

As the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get underway later today, the University of Manitoba is releasing a series of videos pertaining to the London Olympics.

The first video was put out on Thursday, in which Dr. Leisha Strachan from the U of M’s Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Institute answers a number of questions relating to athletes and the games.

“Just like physical preparation — and the time that it takes to physically train — that is just as long as it takes to practice mental skills and decide what type of mental skills work best for you,” Strachan said when asked how Olympic athletes mentally prepare for the games.

On July 31, the U of M will address physiological effects of doping, future of doping, followed by the ethics/evolution of drug testing and gender testing on August 3 and Olympics as site of protest, ROI on Oly bids on August 7. Future videos can be viewed at YouTube.com/YouManitoba.

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