Published: 17 October 2016 at 13:30
BOA official Dr Paul Ford will deliver 5th Excellence in Sport lecture at Anglia RuskinBritish Olympic Association official Dr Paul Ford will reveal the inside story of Team GB’s remarkable summer of success during a talk at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Tuesday, 8 November.
“This summer’s performance from Team GB was incredible and although the athletes bringing home the gold medals from Rio have rightly received adulation from the media and wider public, there was a huge team of experts behind the scenes who played a key role in the success.
“Team GB in Rio was probably the best-prepared set of sportspeople we’ve ever sent to the Olympics, and Dr Paul Ford played an instrumental role in this.
“Everything from accommodation to kits, training camps to diets, was managed in painstaking detail. Marginal gains in each of these areas made a huge difference overall, turning bronzes into silvers, and silvers into golds.
“Paul’s inside story of the work that went into preparing the team before they flew out to Brazil promises to be an illuminating experience.”