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Lord Coe visits University of Worcester

1 May 2009

Lord Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, visited the University of Worcester to find out more about its involvement in the 2012 Games.

Lord Coe visits University of Worcester

At the University, Lord Coe met elite athletes, including students who represent England in basketball and blind football, along with sports students working on ‘sportscode, a piece of software used to analyse and improve sporting performance.Sports students at the University of Worcester talk to Lord Coe about ‘sportscode’ and their work at the University.

The University is one of the official venues that forms part of the London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide, featuring facilities and venues across the UK suitable for use by international sporting teams as a training base in the run up to and during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The Lithuanian Men’s Basketball Team (4th in Beijing) has booked the University of Worcester as a pre-Olympic training base for London 2012 if they qualify.

University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, said: “The University has become one of Britain’s most popular choices to study sport science in Britain. Our acclaimed basketball programme combines learning through sport with top quality performance on the court. “We are delighted that our work in other sports and in education is becoming more widely recognised. We look forward to welcoming 2012 Olympians and Paralympians to Worcester before the Games and will do all that we can to contribute to the Games being an inspiring success.”

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