In Lausanne, Switzerland.
And online. Open to everyone 24 hours / day:
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December 7-9, 2022 in Richmond, B.C.
The SPort INnovation (SPIN) Summit is Canada’s leading edge symposium for professional development and networking in the areas of applied sport science, sports medicine, and innovation.
This annual conference combines experts from around the globe to build knowledge and skills to support Olympic and Paralympic sport success through applied scientific research.
Registration deadline – November 30, 2022
As difficulty increases, it gets increasingly difficult for human beings to correctly evaluate performance.
Video analysis by computer would be simpler, fairer and quicker.
Watch some examples of skills that have been poorly judged in the past.
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A NEW initiative.
The Tanenbaum Institute will bring together the leading sport science research of U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, the sports medicine research expertise of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, and the renowned clinical and research leadership of the Dovigi Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health. …
… the Tanenbaum Institute will work in partnership with sports clinics, associations and organizations, including Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and its teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Argonauts, …Press Release
Shift Movement Science is offering a 3 day event June 10-12, 2022.
32 Gymnastics Lectures.
If you register, you’ll get all the notes and presentations 2 weeks in advance. And if you can’t attend LIVE, you can watch instead after the event.
I feel progress has been slow.
I can’t foresee it happening any time soon.
Watanabe, who retained his position as FIG President at last month’s Congress, stresses that the technology is currently assisting judges but did not rule out the idea of it eventually becoming sole arbiter.
“At this stage, it is a judging support system,” Watanabe told insidethegames.
“It may be a substitute for humans in the future. …Exclusive: FIG President Watanabe says computers may eventually replace judges
Not much scientific research has been done.
BUT every coach has opinions and a lot of anecdotal experience.
Most agree on a few points:
There are Olympic champions that never once used wrist guards, even on Pommels. That should be the starting goal for every gymnast.
Here’s the conclusion from one study out of the University of Missouri:
Evidence supports the use of wrist guards as protective equipment in the prevention of gymnasts’ wrist pain and injury.
However, potentially negative effects of wrist guards on proprioception and performance were also reported, and critical gaps in knowledge regarding guard design, most effective indications, and application to female gymnasts remain.
Further biomechanical and clinical studies are needed to fill these gaps in knowledge toward making evidence-based recommendations regarding use of wrist guards in gymnastics. …Use of Wrist Guards for Gymnasts – A Systematic Review
I highly recommend this presentation.
Gymnastics is under review worldwide. We hear much about the problems.
Hardy Fink offers solutions.
Hardy has attended more World Championships & Olympics than anyone else. He’s the principle author of the FIG Age Group Programmes for all disciplines. And he’s led more FIG coach education courses worldwide than anyone else.
We should listen and learn.
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