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New Olympic-themed blog launched


University of Wolverhampton experts will be sharing their thoughts and insights on the 2012 Olympic Games in a new blog.

Academics with expertise in areas such as sports psychology, health, the media, tourism and construction will feature on the new which launched today (Monday, 25 June 2012).

The first blog, written by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, focuses on the Olympic torch relay, which will be making its way through Wolverhampton on Saturday (30 June 2012).

Professor Layer says: “Excitement is building around this summer’s Olympics, and it’s great that Wolverhampton is having its turn in the spotlight this weekend. The city is, as ever, pulling out all the stops for the torch relay which makes its way through our streets on Saturday.

“While the focus is on London for the majority of the 2012 Games, the torch relay is an opportunity for other parts of the country to get involved in this historic event. For cities such as our own, this is a chance to really celebrate and showcase what we have to offer, and also be part of something while the world’s gaze is on the UK.”

Vickie Warren, Media and Communications Manager, said: “We hope to give a taste of the varied expertise we have at the University of Wolverhampton through this new academic blog, which will cover a whole range of subjects.

“We’ll be updating it regularly with thoughts on areas such as why some athletes choke in finals, how sportspeople deal with expectations around their performance and the impact of the construction work to create the Olympic venues.”

The University of Wolverhampton Academic Blog can be viewed at:


For media inquiries please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736 or email:

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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