Investing in the science of sport

02 Sep 2021
Legacies for Sport

Following the Olympic Games London 2012, the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) was established with a GBP 30 million investment from the UK Government’s Department of Health to deliver education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity.

© Richard Langdon / Oceanimages / Getty Images | Lorenzo Chiavarini from the British Sailing Team sails at the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Chiavarini is one of the many beneficiaries of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in London.

It operates from three hubs across England, the East Midlands, London and Sheffield, and is part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health, a worldwide network.

The NCSEM collaborates with universities, healthcare trusts, local authorities and private- and voluntary-sector organisations to improve Britons’ health through advanced sports science. Its projects are categorised under five themes, each relating to a different aspect of the value of physical activity: physical activity in disease prevention, exercise in chronic disease, sports injuries and musculoskeletal health, mental health and well-being, and performance health.

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