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A picture of ourselves as a nation

Posted by: Su Fahy, Divisional Leader in Fine Art and Photography

This notion reflects my interest in the event, the moment, the participation that holds the key - with photography reflecting these dearly held moments for reflection ‘after the event’. The role of the spectator can also be reflective of the moment when human presence through endeavour confounds even those without an interest in sport, providing the figure and ground for the photographer.

The impact of London 2012

Posted by: Dr Richard Medcalf & Dr Gerald Griggs

How do you measure if something is having an impact? How many times do we use the word ‘impact’, without actually fully appreciating what it means to us and to the situation which we are attempting to discuss?

Beyond the sporting legacy

Posted by: Chris Williams, Head of the Built Environment department

The essence of the legacy of the Olympics is sport; the success of the Games themselves, the motivation and inspiration caused by successful medal winners and the encouragement to participate in sport by the people of the host country.

Olympic overload?

Posted by: Paul Brighton, Head of Department of Media and Film

Tricky times, these, for the rolling news channels: especially for BBC News’ 24-hour channel.

Controlling your emotions

Posted by: Professor Andy Lane

The ability to control emotions under pressure is a key skill. Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy won a sixth gold medal with the weight of history on his shoulders, and we all watched heptathlete Jessica Ennis control her emotions under the extreme pressure of being the ‘face of the Games’, on top of the usual pressure of competing at the Olympics.

Gold, Gold or Gold!!!!

Posted by: Professor Andy Lane

We are experiencing some remarkable performances at the London Olympics.

What makes a winner?

Posted by: Professor Andy Lane

Team GB won its first gold medals of London 2012 yesterday, with an impressive first Olympic title for the women’s pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the rowing and cyclist Bradley Wiggins winning the time trial in some style to add to his Tour de France victory.

Landmark achievement for women’s football

Posted by: Hannah Dingley, Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance

Last night Great Britain women’s football team beat Brazil 1-0 in front of 70,584 spectators at Wembley.