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How sport science is evolving in countdown to the Games

Dr Van Someren

, March 16, 2011 — Sport

Director of Sport Science at the English Institute of Sport

With less than 500 days until London 2012, it is not just the athletes themselves who are gearing up for the competition – the sport science and medical support teams are also preparing for next summer. Dr Ken van Someren, Director of Sport Science at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), explains more about the…

Celebrating British tourism

Sandie Dawe

, March 15, 2011 — Culture

VisitBritain Chief Executive

VisitBritain Chief Executive Sandie Dawe takes the reins on the DCMS blog today, with a guest post on British Tourism Week, partying on piers and warming up Britain’s ‘welcome’.

The Countdown to Olympic tickets

The excitement for London 2012 is really building as next week we hit one of the biggest milestones before the opening ceremony. On Tuesday 15 March we’ll celebrate 500 days to go until the games begin with tickets going on sale.

Creative Bursaries blog round-up

, March 10, 2011 — Culture

Arts graduates are working in a variety of organisations across the sector on placements funded by the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and many have been tracking their progress on their employers’ blogs. Here is a round up of some of the best, offering a further insight into careers in the arts.

17 months and counting…

Nathan Robertson

, March 9, 2011 — Sport

Mixed Doubles Badminton Champion

Mixed doubles badminton champion Nathan Robertson, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, counts down to next year’s London Games and the chance to take home the coveted gold medal.