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Sebastian Coe to open UL’s new Sport and Human Performance Research Centre

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Sebastian Coe is one of the pre-eminent middle-distance runners of all time and won four Olympic medals, including 1500 metres gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He was also the holder of nine outdoor and three indoor world records.

The launch will take place Wednesday, October 26, at the Kemmy Business School

Sebastian Coe is the guest of honour at the official opening of University of Limerick’s (UL) Sport and Human Performance Research Centre

The World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe, will launch the new UL Sport and Human Performance Research Centre on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the Kemmy Business School Lecture Theatre on the campus.

Pierce O’Callaghan, Head of Competition Management for World Athletics, will host the annual Pat Duffy lecture which will involve a public interview with Lord Coe. Liam Moggan, Coach Educator and Mentor and Performance Coach will act as MC for the event.

Lord Coe, who is now a British Conservative Party politician, is one of the pre-eminent middle-distance runners of all time and won four Olympic medals, including 1500 metres gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He was also the holder of nine outdoor and three indoor world records.

The event will also include a presentation by the University’s Weight Category Sport Science group who will demonstrate physiological testing on a horse racing simulator. The Sport and Human Performance Research Centre will advance interdisciplinary research in sport and other domains of human performance.

A team of UL researchers will display their novel technology for assessing the sprint start while the Esports team will demonstrate how they collect and analyse brain activity during gaming using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

The Sport and Human Performance Research Centre is a new research centre at the University of Limerick. It is dedicated to innovative and interdisciplinary research in sport and human performance at the University.

 The new research centre aims to inform national and international best practice and through the creation of national and international networks, achieve global recognition for the quality of its research outputs and graduate students.

The Sport and Human Performance Research Centre will support the University’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan of UL 50.

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