Archive for August, 2008

UBC rowers win gold at Beijing Olympic Games

Aug. 18, 2008 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: ,

Ben Rutledge, back row far left, Kyle Hamilton, back row third from left, and Jake Wetzel, back row far right, celebrate their victory in the men’s eight – CP UBC graduate student Jake Wetzel and recent graduates Ben Rutledge and Kyle Hamilton won gold for Canada in men’s eight rowing in Beijing on Sunday. As [...]

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UBC study of Olympic athletes shows that pride and shame are universal expressions

Aug. 11, 2008 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

The victory stance of a gold medalist and the slumped shoulders of a non-finalist are innate and biological rather than learned responses to success and failure, according to a UBC study using cross-cultural data gathered at the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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