Andy Hibbert, a teaching fellow in the University’s Department of Education, has been appointed as Chef de Mission for the Great Britain Team taking part in this year’s World University Summer Games (WUGS).
For Amy Cavanagh, one of the University’s Assistant Registrars, August is usually occupied with preparing for the new students starting in September. This year though, her focus has been on the London 2012 Paralympic Games and supporting her brother John, as he competes as part of the GB Paralympic Archery Team.
Jane Ping Francis, Course Director of the Chinese stream of our MA in Interpreting & Translating, is working as an official interpreter at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dr Stuart Miller, Clinical Director of our MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine, has been appointed as the Head Sports Doctor for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
When the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is broadcast around the globe, an estimated one billion people will be watching, and inevitably drawing their own conclusions on our nation and what it means to be British.
Stan Mavridis, the Co-Lead Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist at Team Bath, will be working with elite athletes from around the world as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games Medical Team.
An academic who will be joining the University later this year has been chosen to help carry the flame in the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.
Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at Team Bath and former British Badminton Team Manager at the 1992 Olympics, says athletes preparing for London 2012 will currently be experiencing a huge amount of pressure.
When the British sprinters take to the starting blocks at the Olympic Games, a researcher from Bath will be monitoring their every move. Dr Aki Salo, a senior lecturer in sport biomechanics, will be part of an expert team of support staff who help the athletes to excel.