Sports doc has a dream come true
Jack Taunton is responsible for basic and emergency health and doping control for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games – photo by Martin Dee A ski jumper lands wrong and breaks […]
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Basil Waugh
World champ seeking Olympic glory
Athens in 2004 was supposed to be former UBC Thunderbird Brent Hayden’s coming out party. A rising star on the Canadian swim scene, he was poised to make his mark on the world stage. As most people know, however, even the best laid plans can go awry.
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Ben Schach
Getting to Beijing the Wright way
Forgive Olympic historians for experiencing déjà vu when Anthony Wright takes to the field hockey pitch in Beijing this summer. In what surely is an Olympic record, the graduating Human Kinetics student and UBC teammate Philip Wright, his younger brother, will become the fourth and fifth members of his family to sport the maple leaf in Olympic competition.
May 1, 2008 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC fields a team of Olympic sports doctors
It is every Olympic athlete’s nightmare. After years of training and sacrifice, an injury or failed blood test suddenly disqualifies you from competition.
Mar 6, 2008 - by By Basil Waugh