Category Archive: Sport

Sep 22

Tour de LGC

Members of our Executive Leadership Team successfully completed their cycling challenge for Bloodwise on 3 September- and their timings were pretty impressive! Our riders and walkers went from one LGC site to another starting at Brentwood and ending at Teddington, each group travelling to their nearest site. The furthest distance travelled was cycled by Chief Executive, Tim …

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Jul 04

The science of going for gold

In the highly competitive field of elite sport, it is not just a mix of athleticism, grit and determination that leads to success and a coveted gold medal. Athletes and their coaches regularly turn to science to help them assess physiological status and wellbeing in an attempt to optimise any competitive advantage. Stress biomarkers, such …

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Mar 28

Keeping sport clean

Last week, the sporting world’s leading anti-doping experts met in London where they discussed the ongoing issue of contamination in sports nutrition. Speakers at the summit included World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General, David Howman, US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) CEO, Travis Tygart, and International Cycling Union (UCI) Director General, Martin Gibbs, and time and again …

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Jul 30

Faster, Higher, Stronger…Cleaner

Many sportsmen and women heading for this summer’s major sports events will undergo urine and/or blood tests to ensure that they have not been taking performance-enhancing substances such as steroids, stimulants etc. Football’s UEFA European Championships has just been declared “drug-free”, following “All 31 matches [which were] subject to controls, while teams and players [were] subject to …

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Jun 12

Football – the beautiful game…made even more so by science

Love football or hate it, unless you’ve been hibernating the last few days, you will undoubtedly be aware that England got their Euro 2012 campaign up underway last night when they took on France in Donetsk. It was certainly a mixed game, with varied post-match commentary: “It is a decent result and a decent performance …

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Jun 09

The Record Breaker – Reaching for gold

Every day our scientists at LGC are finding solutions to measurement challenges that affect our quality of life and the global economy. Using a vast array of chemical and bioanalytical measurements, our scientists develop new methods and improve techniques that enable accurate, traceable and comparable measurement results to ensure ‘Science for a safer world’. To …

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