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Six audio interviews with sports enthusiasts, an amateur footballer, Olympic cyclist, fencer, judo athlete, paraglider and marathon runner discuss three themes: Motivation, Coaching and Performance and Nutrition. The course considers the body as an engine, its fuel requirements and mechanics. The course also look at improving sports performance through coaching and the place of sport in society, why it is there and what motivates competitors and spectators. This material forms part of The Open University course Y164 Exploring sport online.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 55 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 7th October 2009
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 1: Exploring Sports

An introduction to Exploring Sports


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Exploring Sports    An introduction to Exploring Sports Play now Exploring Sports
2 An interview with an amateur footballer    16 year old amateur footballer Richard Veers talks about the career of a footballer and the importance of communication when coaching football Play now An interview with an amateur footballer
3 An interview with an cyclist    Cyclist and team GB Olympic sprint coach Geoff Cooke is 18 times world sprint champion and 31 times national champion. Although now a coach himself Geoff is actually is self - coached and talks about what it takes to be the best. Play now An interview with an cyclist
4 An interview with a fencer    Student Sophie Troiano describes how being a competitive fencer can be hard while still studying Play now An interview with a fencer
5 An interview with a judo athlete    As one of the young hopefuls for 2012, Colleen Kerr has been practising judo for 12 years and clarifies how important nutrition is in a weight categorised sport Play now An interview with a judo athlete
6 An interview with a paraglider    David Snowdon has been paragliding for 15 years, 13 of those have been at an international level. David is a self-taught pilot Play now An interview with a paraglider
7 An interview with a marathon runner    Serious amateur marathon runner Mick Curry runs in excess of 100miles a week and is motivated by his family and chronically disabled son Philip Play now An interview with a marathon runner

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