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The end of the affair? Why London2012 ‘inspiration’ could be short-lived

As the London2012 Olympic Games drew to a spectacular end this week, attention quickly turned to the future and potential legacy and ‘inspiration’ it will deliver. This word has populated the media landscape and a quick search for #inspiration on twitter will give some indication of its prevalence. Unsurprisingly, the capacity for sport to ‘inspire’ …

Pedagogy and Physical Cultural Studies

New article published on pedagogy and physical cultural studies in the Sociology of Sport Journal Exploring the Relationship Between Pedagogy and Physical Cultural Studies: The Case of New Health Imperatives in Schools This paper explores how we might better engage with pedagogy as a feature of the growing field of Physical Cultural Studies (Andrews, 2006). …

Seminar Funding

In June 2006, the society for educational studies put out a call for proposals for colleagues interesting in hosting one of three regional research seminars on behalf of the SES as a follow up to the themes explored during the society’s 2006 Anual seminar in London – Every child matters: A consideration and critique – Challenges …

Genetic Technology and Sport: Focus on Genotyping, Genetic Tests and Selection

On Friday 29th Septmber 2006 I attended a meeting at UK sport, Chaired by Dr Andy Miah, on Geneotyping, Genetics and Selection in Sport. I had recently co-authored an article on this issue (Miah, A., and Rich, E (2006) Genetic Tests for Ability?: talent identification and the value of an open future, Sport Education and …