February 12, 2014
The public increasingly expects host cities to meet tough environmental standards, says expert.
February 4, 2014
The University of British Columbia has more than 20 experts available to comment on the Sochi Games, from security to sports science.
February 3, 2014
UBC’s Anne Gorsuch details the troubled history of the seaside town of Sochi, a paradoxical place of healing and excess.
January 31, 2014
UBC law prof Margot Young on gay rights in Russia.
January 27, 2014
From Sochi to the Super Bowl, a UBC sociologist explores our global obsession with winning.
January 20, 2014
A UBC prof looks at what the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and its future.
January 1, 2014
UBC experts are available to comment on the Sochi Winter Games, from security to sports psychology.
Media Release | October 23, 2013
Vancouver and Whistler residents enjoyed the biggest return after hosting the 2010 Winter Games but Canadians across the country also benefitted from a boost in pride and nationalism.
August 1, 2013
UBC Law Prof. Margot Young examines Russia’s gay rights laws and lifting of the female ski jumping ban.
August 8, 2012
Former UBC Thunderbird Mike Mason capped off a great comeback year by finishing eighth in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London today.
August 3, 2012
As the 2012 Olympics swing into action, the world’s attention turns to athletes striving for medals, but what many overlook is the event’s long term impact on the environment.
July 27, 2012
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
July 26, 2012
A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.
June 22, 2012
As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
June 21, 2012
Celebration for UBC athletes, coaches and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
December 2, 2011
UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.
Media Release | August 3, 2011
The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the announcement today that the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be held in Vancouver and that the University will be the host venue for the competition being held from July 8 to 12, 2014. The Games will feature athletes with an intellectual disability from across the country going for gold in 11 sports.
January 31, 2011
As the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games approaches, UBC experts are ready to comment on social, economic and environmental impacts of the major international event.
Media Release | November 23, 2010
Vancouver residents and visitors set records for sustainable travel during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, more than doubling the number of trips typically taken by public transit, biking or walking, according to a University of British Columbia study completed for the City of Vancouver.
March 20, 2010
Sheldon Green talks about his Own the Podium research to increase the speed of Paralympic skiiers by reducing the friction of skis.