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NESC Forum 2009: Wilma Shakespear and Michael Scott

The first session of day was introduced by Anne-Marie Harrison (Victorian Institute of Sport). She welcomed Wilma Shakespear and Michael Scott to their joint presentation providing an international perspective to the Forum. Wilma Shakespear discussedĀ  her experiences at English Institute of Sport (EIS) and her global observations about high performance environments. She described her early experiences in arriving in England in 2001 and noted the transformation of the high performance sports system over the following eight years. Two key features of the change in this time were the merging of EIS in UK Sport and theĀ  allocation of funds to...

IASI Canberra 2009 : Day 2: Josep Escoda

Josep Escoda presented the fourth keynote of the IASI conference: Barcelona to London: A Broadcast Science and Training Experience Introduction Josep identified the three high performance centres in Spain and four single sport centres. Josep is based at the Centre d'Alt Rendiment CAR . CAR aims to provide and integrate services to high performance sport. CAR was established in 1987 in time for the Barcelona Olympics. It was established as a public company that used existing facilities. The public nature of the company gave advantages leading into preparations for Barcelona. Josep noted that the workflow at CAR was focussed on integration. CAR...