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Six Nations 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of resources.

Why don't statistics reveal when sports matches have been fixed?

Why don't statistics reveal when sports matches have been fixed? Creative commons image Voo De Mar under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2016
Sport is awash in data - so you'd assume it'd be easy to tell if a game has been rigged on the whim of a shady gambling syndicate. It's not that...

OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2015

OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2015 Creative commons image SergiL under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2015
Who won biggest at the 1992 Olympics? The host city. Then more free learning across the day. When we're online, obviously.

Chasing Perfection: How do athletes become champions?

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Chasing Perfection: How do athletes become champions? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/ Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Nov 2015
In this collection of eight videos sporting legends including Michael Johnson, AP McCoy, Dame Sarah Storey and more outline the techniques...

Recovery: the next frontier in sporting progress?

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Recovery: the next frontier in sporting progress? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Nov 2015
Your ability to train is only as good as your ability to recover from it. Experts in sport science show the recovery strategies, technologies and...

OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: The Engineer
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2015
The man who started a two-wheeled craze. Then more free learning through the day.

Injury rehab in rugby: keeping it personal with devices and data

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Injury rehab in rugby: keeping it personal with devices and data Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/ Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
Alex Sanderson, forwards coach, Tom Sherriff, sports scientist and Joe Collins, head of medical, outline the technological resources available to...

Steve Peters on managing athletes’ emotions

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Steve Peters on managing athletes’ emotions Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
Steve Peters, sports psychiatrist, talks about his approach when it comes to understanding an elite athlete’s mind and how to get them to function...

The sleep secrets of British Cycling

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The sleep secrets of British Cycling Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/ Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
Sir Dave Brailsford, who coached GB cycling to 8 Olympic Golds, and Nick Littlehales, sleep coach, talk about the importance of recovery in...

Michael Johnson on early childhood specialisation

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Michael Johnson on early childhood specialisation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Moment/ Channel 4
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
Is it better for children to focus on one sport or a range of sports? Michael Johnson hears experts’ and athletes’ views on childhood...

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Funding elite sport

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Funding elite sport Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 31 Jul 2012
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the...

Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?

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Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots? Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 20 Jul 2012
The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our team is doing, and it creates great sporting moments and sports...