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  • Centre for Health and Performance Development Established

    [7 Aug 2018] The University of Gothenburg has opened the Centre for Health and Performance Development to further strengthen its contributions in the areas of physical activity, sport science, nutrition, performance development and health promotion.

  • Female Elite Gymnasts Vulnerable to Violence

    [7 Feb 2018] Female elite gymnasts are particularly vulnerable to violence, says Associate Professor Natalie Barker-Ruchti. 'This is partly because most gymnasts are young girls and partly because elite gymnastics is characterised by an authoritarian coaching style and a tradition of teaching the young athletes to be submissive and not complain about things', she says.

  • New Honorary Doctors

    [30 May 2017] The Faculty of Education has conferred honorary doctorates on Professor Päivi Palojoki, Helsinki university, and Professor Nikolay Veraksa, Moscow City University and Russian Academy of Education, for their important contributions to the Faculty.

  • Scientists Want to Reduce Injury Rate in Long-distance Running

    [17 May 2017] The world¿s biggest running events also have a medical dimension. Despite careful preparations, some runners suffer medical incidents such as cardiac arrest. Can this be prevented, and if so, how? Researchers and the medical directors of some of the world¿s largest races met to discuss the issue in Gothenburg the day before the Göteborgsvarvet half marathon.

  • More Sprints in Top-Class Football Necessitates New and Individualised Training Routines

    [12 Jan 2017] Today's top-class football is characterised by more short sprints than in the past. In English Premier League, high-intensity running has increased by 50% in the last 10 years, presenting new challenges to the players in terms of fatigue resistance and ability to recover quickly. The change has also resulted in greater variation in the tempo of matches, and this new pattern calls for revised training routines. This is the conclusion of new research from the University of Gothenburg.

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