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Athletics Meets Science: Jamaica's Pursuit of Greatness
Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jul 30, 2017, 4:00 PM BST
As the IAAF World Championships in Athletics comes to London this Summer, this track and field spectacle will be bittersweet as one of the greatest sprinters of all time, Usain Bolt, brings his glittering career to an end.
Bolt, like a number of other Jamaican athletes, have experienced a great deal of success – but what are some of the reasons behind why an island with a population of 2.8 million produces world beaters?
“Athletics meets science” a one off, two day event in London will attempt to find out, with prominent speakers exploring some of the possible factors that explain Jamaica’s dominance on the track.
From understanding the environment that these athletes thrive under to discussing dietary considerations and biometric analyses of their performance, this event will take an extensive look on how athletics and science have combined to provide Jamaica with its pursuit of greatness.
“Athletics meets Science” will feature a photographic exhibition, documentary screenings and talks covering the following topics:
1) Sensory and biometric Analyses: Study of Jamaican athletes selected for World Championships 2017
Dr. Rachael Irving, PhD, Senior Research Fellow and Author of Jamaica Gold - Jamaican Sprinters
2) Yams: Natural steroids or myths?
Professor Helen Asemota, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and former Consultant FAO, United Nations
3) Sprint or hypertensive genes: What are the causes of increased blood pressure in people of Afro-Caribbean descent
Dr. Simon Anderson, MRCP, FESC, Specialty Registrar in Cardiology, Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary
4) Preventing injuries and maintaining the health of elite athletes
Dr. Warren Blake, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sport Medicine Consultant, President of Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)
5) Understanding the mind games that influence performance
Nicholas Powell, Performance Psychology Consultant, USA
6) Securing the after competition Sport: Leveraging Law and Legal Arrangement for Economic Stability and Sustainability
Dr. Christopher Malcom, FCIArb, Deputy Dean - External Affairs & Director, Mona Law Institutes Unit Faculty of Law University of the West Indies, Former Attorney General, British Virgin Islands
“Athletics Meet Science” is supported by the Centre for Global Affairs, University of West Indies Jamaica.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket to the event to gain entry
Can I bring food and drink to the event?
Unfortunately food and drink are not allowed to be brought into the venue, light refreshments will be available
Will a full event timetable be available?
Yes, we will share the programme closer to the event
What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?
The University of East London Stratford campus is a 7-minute walk from Stratford rail station, while our main Stratford campus is a 15-minute walk. Stratford rail station is well-connected, with London Overground, TfL Rail and Abellio Greater Anglia lines running from the station.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable
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