Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Mike Mason

Mason finishes eighth; Gleadle into Olympic final

Aug. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , ,

Former UBC Thunderbird Mike Mason capped off a great comeback year by finishing eighth in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London today.

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Assoc. Prof. James Tansey, Sauder School of Business

Sauder Prof helps 2012 Canadian Olympic team go carbon neutral

Aug. 3, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

As the 2012 Olympics swing into action, the world’s attention turns to athletes striving for medals, but what many overlook is the event’s long term impact on the environment.

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Babak Shadgan at the Beijing Games.

Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries

Jul. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Olympics research and story ideas from UBC

Jul. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.

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UBC Olympic send-off event. Photo by: Don Erhardt

UBC experts and stories for 2012 London Olympic Games

Jun. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

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UBC send-off for Olympic athletes, coaches and support staff

Jun. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Celebration for UBC athletes, coaches and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

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UBC Prof. Jack Taunton named 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee

Dec. 2, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.

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UBC named hosting games partner for the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Aug. 3, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the announcement today that the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be held in Vancouver and that the University will be the host venue for the competition being held from July 8 to 12, 2014. The Games will feature athletes with an intellectual disability from across the country going for gold in 11 sports.

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One year later: UBC experts ready to comment on 2010 Games impacts and legacies

Jan. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches, UBC experts are ready to comment on social, economic and environmental impacts of the major international event.

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City of Vancouver sets transportation records during 2010 Winter Games: UBC study

Nov. 23, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Vancouver residents and visitors set records for sustainable travel during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, more than doubling the number of trips typically taken by public transit, biking or walking, according to a University of British Columbia study completed for the City of Vancouver.

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