Olympics

Every day during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics our Olympic bloggers will be keeping a close eye on the Olympics from our unique perspective as leaders in sports training knowledge. We'll look at the science and performance issues behind the stories and tell you, our huge community of athletes and coaches, what the top athletes are doing, how they do it - and how you can do it too.

Peak Performance Olympic Awards

The 2008 Beijing Olympics closed out in predictably beautiful style. It’ll be a long time before we forget some of the fantastic performances produced in Beijing.

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Men's Marathon Fitting End To The 2008 Beijing Olympics

Before the closing ceremony, during which the Chinese piled the pressure on London with another spectacular fireworks display, all eyes were on the men's marathon

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Athletes Jump To Gold

As the Beijing Olympics reached its twilight period, there were still some athletes waiting to secure their destinies. Two hot favourites were in action in different arenas.

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Bekele goes the distance

Not since Moscow 1980 has the men’s 5,000m-10,000m double been achieved.

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Scandinavians showing javelin throwing strength

 I used to hate doing the javelin at school.

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Jamaica: The fastest island in the world

There’s no doubt about it. Jamaicans are the speed kings. And queens. Their 1-2-3 in the women’s 100m final was sensational enough.

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Bryan Clay dominates men’s decathlon

In two days the decathletes participate in ten events to determine ‘superman’ status. Who can run the quickest, throw the furthest and jump the highest?

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50km Walkers demonstrate High Endurance

Every four years there is an Olympic games. Every four years athletes compete on the track. Every four years people question whether the walking event should be included.

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400m Sprinters Lack Speed Endurance

After the men’s 400m semi’s I wrote about the importance of speed endurance. Well some athletes listened, some didn’t.

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Self Confidence Makes The Winning Difference For Bolt

We have seen some outstanding performances in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the likes of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chris Hoy and Yelena Isinbayeva confirmed thems

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