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  • Architecture that invites you to move and learn | 02-03-2020

    Flemming Anders Overgaard is co-owner of Keingart, an architectural firm that 'makes people move through architecture that invites people to play and learn'. On 11 March Flemming Overgaard will hold a master class in Nieuwegein (the Netherlands) under the title 'Temptations to move'.

  • External and internal pressure causes burnouts in youth sports | 14-02-2020

    Although really hard figures are not yet available, the experts who recently met in Ghent agree that burnout is definitely a phenomenon among youth athletes to reckon with. We spoke with Inez Swinnen, former swimmer and sports psychologist.

  • Variation in materials gives boost to talent development | 04-02-2020

    Whoever wants to become better at his or her sport, should incorporate slightly different materials in their training. "Although athletes do not notice minor differences in the ball, they are more challenged," says Professor Geert Savelsbergh of VU University Amsterdam.

  • Odd combined sport 'chess boxing' dreams of the Olympics | 17-01-2020

    It is a combination that initially raises eyebrows. Started in 2003 as a work of art, chess boxing has since become a serious sport that fascinates. "People who are unfamiliar with chess boxing are watching with open mouth and are fully enjoying themselves."

  • Research into injury prevention in circus also useful for sports | 16-12-2019

    When studying injury prevention at Cirque du Soleil, human movement scientist Evert Verhagen of the Amsterdam UMC reached an important conclusion: giving people freedom motivated them to come up with solutions to problems. "It changes the perception of injury prevention."

  • Pozyx tracking system helps trainer, player and fan advance | 10-12-2019

    With the latest technology coaches get more valuable information, athletes a more purposeful training and fans a more special experience. The tracking system of the Belgian start-up Pozyx keeps track of someone’s location, up to the nearest ten centimetres. Only a few companies in the world can do this.

  • SwimGym is so much more than just swimming laps | 06-12-2019

    "I found swimming laps boring." This may sound strange coming from former top swimmer Johan Kenkhuis. "But swimming training is something completely different", he says. The double Olympic medallist wants as many people as possible to experience that swimming is more than swimming laps in a crowded public swimming pool.

  • Startup Ludimos helps cricket players with intensive coaching | 14-11-2019

    Anyone playing cricket as an amateur can use some coaching. Then, the tips and tricks of a trainer must stick. Moreover, it is useful if you can find advice from a few months earlier. The startup Ludimos tries, with the help of an online platform, to bring players and trainers together in a well-organized manner.