29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Scientific training and the integration of sports science and medicine in preparation for the Beijing Olympic Games

By Mr Miles Forbes Thomas

Mr Miles Forbes Thomas has coached a number of champion rowers including Peter Haining, who won the men's lightweight single at the World Championships in 1993. In the Athens Olympic Games, his women's pair won a silver medal and the women's double won a bronze medal. In the Beijing Olympic Games, his women's double sculls took a bronze medal. Miles graduated with a degree in biochemistry from the University of London and has a strong understanding of physiological and biochemical aspects of sport. He is a strong advocate of the "scientific approach" to training and always makes full use of available scientific support services in his work as a coach.

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