Journalists observe FHS research activities in preparation for AFC Asian Cup coverage

3 June 2014

As part of the lead up to the AFC Asian Cup in January 2015, a delegation of international sports media visited the Faculty of Health Sciences on Tuesday 27 May 2014, to better understand the faculty's research activities in exercise & sport science. Representing news agencies from across the Middle East, China, Japan and Korea, the delegation included:

Mr. Jihun Kim, Sports Desk Reporter, Yonhap News Agency, South Korea
Mr. Manabu Tashiro, Journalist,Sankei Sports (also known as Sanspo), Japan
Mr. Sameer Abdulkarim Bu Saad, Head of Sports Department, Al-Anbaa, Kuwait
Ms. Ying LI, Senior Journalist Producer, Beijing Television (BTV), China
Mr. Yin Lei, Journalist and Cameraman, Beijing Television (BTV), China
Mr. Sohail Malik, Sports Producer, Al Jazeera, Qatar
Mr. Benjamin Jacobs, Radio Sports Journalist, Arabia Radio Network, United Arab Emirates

The group met with academic staff from the discipline of Exercise and Sports Science and observed two research projects: Associate Professor Corinne Caillaud gave a demonstration on 'Exercise in a hot environment', and Professor Richard Smith delivered a demonstration in the Biomechanics Laboratory.

A special thanks to Emma Thomas, Tim Turner and Ray Patton for their assistance during the demonstrations.