ACSM's Brown Bag in Science | Skiing Even Faster: Winter Olympics in Beijing
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ACSM's Brown Bag in Science | Skiing Even Faster: Winter Olympics in Beijing

Jan 19, 2022

February 1, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Hans-Christer Homberg  | Professor |  Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

The presentation will cover research findings concerning some of the major physiological and biomechanical characteristics of successful Olympic skiers (with an emphasis on “narrow skis”), as well as summarize key aspects of their training and preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the physiological and biomechanical challenges required for success in the Olympic skiing disciplines.
• Recognize challenges skiers preparing for the Olympic Winter games in Beijing face (e.g., the difference in time zone, the high altitude at which competitions will take place, with dry and cold air and snow, as well as regulations concerning COVID-19).
• Appreciate how sports scientists using frontline methodology have not only improved the performance of Olympic skiers, but have also bettered the health and well-being of the general population.

Webinar ONLY Free
Webinar PLUS 1.0 CEC - ACSM Member $10.00
Webinar PLUS 1.0 CEC - Non-Member $20.00

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