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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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International Olympic Committee

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 90 words.

The governing body of the Olympic Games. The IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic movement and, in particular, the Olympic Games. It is responsible for ensuring that the Olympic...

secondary drive

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

An acquired drive not directly related to satisfying physiological requirements; e.g. the drive to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

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podiatrist

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A practitioner of podiatry; commonly called a ‘foot doctor’. Podiatrists are among the key staff that provide medical coverage for teams at the Olympic Games.

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podiatrist

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 26 words.

A practitioner of podiatry; commonly called a ‘foot doctor’. Podiatrists are among the key staff that provide medical coverage for teams at the Olympic Games....

secondary drive

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 23 words.

An acquired drive not directly related to satisfying physiological requirements; e.g. the drive to win a medal at the Olympic Games....

macrocycle

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 30 words.

Part of a training programme directed towards a long-term performance goal such as training towards an Olympic Games. A macrocycle could last 1–4 or more years. ...

World Anti-Doping Code

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A code implemented by various sports organizations prior to the 2002 Olympic Games in Athens to ensure that anti-doping rules and regulations are the same across all sports.

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macrocycle

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Part of a training programme directed towards a long-term performance goal such as training towards an Olympic Games. A macrocycle could last 1–4 or more years. See also periodization.

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acquired motivation

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A motivation, which is not inborn and does not satisfy a basic physiological need. An example of an acquired motivation would be the desire to win an Olympic Games medal.

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World Anti-Doping Code

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 31 words.

A code implemented by various sports organizations prior to the 2002 Olympic Games in Athens to ensure that anti-doping rules and regulations are the same across all sports....

acquired motivation

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 36 words.

A motivation, which is not inborn and does not satisfy a basic physiological need. An example of an acquired motivation would be the desire to win an Olympic Games medal....

gender verification

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The process of sex testing to confirm the sexuality of participants taking part in all-female sports. The first attempt at gender verification was by the International Amateur Athletic...

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achievement

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 The level of performance attained by an athlete particularly in a standardized series of tests.

2 In sociology, the acquisition of social position or...

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O'Brien technique

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Technique demonstrated in the 1952 Olympic Games by Parry O'Brien of the USA, for putting the shot. He moved across the circle to apply force to the shot for a longer period than was...

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intersocietal systems

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Any social arrangement or social system that spans the dividing line between different societies. The intersocietal nature of sport is illustrated by the 2004 summer Olympic games in...

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achievement

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 43 words.

1 The level of performance attained by an athlete particularly in a standardized series of tests.

2 In sociology, the acquisition of social position or...

intersocietal systems

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 43 words.

Any social arrangement or social system that spans the dividing line between different societies. The intersocietal nature of sport is illustrated by the 2004 summer Olympic games in...

O'Brien technique

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 45 words.

Technique demonstrated in the 1952 Olympic Games by Parry O'Brien of the USA, for putting the shot. He moved across the circle to apply force to the shot for a longer period than was...

Barr body

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 129 words.

Particle found in the nucleus of certain non-dividing cells in the buccal epithelium of females. Barr bodies are probably derived from the inactive X-chromosome; therefore, there is one...

polymerase chain reaction

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 78 words.

A technique used to replicate specific sequences of DNA (the chemical containing hereditary information) in cells. In the 1992 winter Olympic Games at Albertville, PCR was used to verify...