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Τhe relationship between body mass and running performance for Triathletes

Text “Body composition is most often viewed in the context of the two compartment model : body mass is a combination of fat free mass and fat mass… Low body fat content is associated with better performance in most endurance activities. Researchers have found that the athletes with lower body fat percentage had higher maximum […]

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Triathlon : A fast developed sport worldwide

World-wide development of the sport Text : Giannis PSarelis- Triathlon Coach BSc, MSc, MBA, PhDc (text written on 2000) The International Triathlon Union, which is the International Governing Sport and is affiliated to IOC and ASOIF, considers as first Triathlon the race organised in San Diego. Many Europeans have presented documents of race taking place […]

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BALCO case evidence was illegally shown on nationwide Greek television including US athlete’s doping calanders with codes.

After a long period of silence, followed by the confusion occurred by the incidents of the August 12th, doping returns to the moment in Greece. Tonight, the Greek TV MEGA Channel, presented a brilliant job prepared by a group of elite country’s journalists. In their weekly political show “The Folders”, a brief history of Christos […]

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Gender Physiological differences in Triathlon

 Author/ Text: Giannis Psarelis  Triathlon New Zeeland Level 3 Accredited Coach There are many obvious and well know physiological differences.  “There are some basic physiological, nutrition and medical gender differences that coaches must consider when training females. Female athletes approach training and racing with different mental skills as well.” (USA Triathlon Guide, page31) We mention some […]

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Coaching Female athletes

Text/ Author :Giannis Psarelis When I have started to coach in a full time basis I was very worried about my coaching ability to coach female athletes. I was worried whether I would be able to understand their special needs, whether I could have the patience to cover their psychological needs,…  Prior to my professional […]

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Sports Psychology: Extrinsic & Intrinsic motivation

Author :Giannis Psarelis Sport psychologists split the motivation sources in extrinsic and intrinsic. As ecxtrinsic motivation we refer to reinforcements – positive or negative- coming from our environment, usually coming from other people. But motivation may come also from ourselves and tjhis procedure is called intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation To give a definition we could […]

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Road Cycling and Sport Science Lab : A relationship that needs a further improvement

  Road cyclists intend to spend money in anything that could help them become better athletes. Unfortunately this is not the case for their cooperation with a sport lab. We have tried to identify the main reasons why cyclists don’t consider it necessary for their progress to work in a permanent base with a sport […]

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Does your Heart Rate tells you always the truth?

Introduction Recently I had many discussions with some of the athletes I coach concerning the monitor of the intensity during training and races. The majority of the athletes do not accept the fact that there are cases that the Heart Rate (HR) Monitor doesn’t say the truth and that there are times that the HR […]

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Tony Martin : “Total physical and mental endurance from start to finish”

Tony Martin : An exclusive Interview. Tony is a former Royal Engineer, Army Commando, EOD (bomb disposal) serviceman who spent 12 years in the service. He is an experienced Arctic survival trainer and has taken part in expeditions in Sahara, Mongolia, Jungles of Belize, the Aturi Rain Forests in the Congo Basin and many other […]

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European Championships, Marathon – Meucci vs Chabowski : A pace analysis

Marathon Runners are masters of pace. Even if you are a fast endurance athlete you can’t win the race  if you don’t have the patience to follow the right pace according to your potential. Marathon pace is simple mathemetics and whoever tries to risk it’s 100% that he/she fail. It’s vey interesting to compare the […]

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Barracuda… is about class and sport and politics and migration and education.

Tender and brutal and blazingly brilliant, the new novel from the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap takes an unflinching look at modern Australia – at our hopes and dreams, our friendships, and our families – and asks what it means to be a good person and what it takes to become one. He asked […]

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The Wind of Change : How to become a better Triathlete…

The Wind of Change : How to become a better Triathlete…

Text : Giannis Psarelis – Athens Triathlon Team Head Coach & Triathlon World Editor (Email : Mobile : +306937170260) In order to become a better triathlete as to improve in any aspect in our lives we should have the will to do so. The Roman emperor Markus Avrilius has said that to listen to […]

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Open Water swimming : 25km

From the official site of the 2013 FINA World Championships. The 25 km in open water in one of the toughest events that exists. The swimmers spend an average of 5 hours in the open sea, a maximum effort which can mean the loss of up to 3 kilos in some cases. How do they […]

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Anti – doping :WADA Statement on the prohibited substance IGF-1

WADA has carefully reviewed the issues surrounding the banned substance IGF-1 arising out of the Vijay Singh case and other inquiries. IGF-1 is a prohibited substance and has been included on the Prohibited List for years. On the other hand, very small quantities of IGF-1 can be found naturally in animal products (e.g. colostrums, deer […]

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WADA statement on substance AOD-9604

Following a number of inquiries regarding the substance AOD-9604 available on the Internet ‘black market’ and possibly elsewhere, WADA has issued the following statement: AOD-9604 is a substance still under pre-clinical and clinical development and has not been approved for therapeutic use by any government health authority in the world. Therefore, under the 2013 Prohibited […]

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Members of Australia’s Olympic swimming team have been fined and issued

Swimming Australia has finalised its Integrity Panel Report following allegations of inappropriate behaviour and has now presented that report to the Australian Olympic Committee for further consideration. As a result of the Swimming Australia Integrity Panel report, six athletes will be required to make payments to Swimming Australia and will receive deferred suspensions for breaches […]

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WADA issues alert on GW501516

It has come to WADA’s attention that the black market substance GW501516 is being sold to and used by some athletes. The side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning “cheats” to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks to athletes […]

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High Performance New Zealand : Exclusive Interview

Text & Interview : Giannis Psarelis. Sport in international level is extremely competitive. In order to be successful a team or an athlete needs to train hard but also to have access to excellent sport facilities and to have the support of medical staff and sport scientists. We will present the best high performance centers […]

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High Performance New Zealand : Athlete Performance Support

Text : Giannis Psarelis. Following our interview with Mrs. Sue Eden who is the Senior Advisor Media and Communications for High Performance New Zealand we present the services they provide to their athletes. Strength & Conditioning The High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) Strength and Conditioning department aims to develop and enhance the physical capability of […]

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Organised crime & drugs in sport.

In response to the very serious matters raised by the Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) report, Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) confirms that the scope and magnitude of its investigation is unprecedented. ASADA anticipates interviewing about 150 players, support staff and administrators from two major sporting codes based on […]

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Beliefs, attitudes and knowledge of High school students concerning doping

Arvaniti N., Psarelis G.-The school environment constitutes the best place for the promotion of the anti-doping policy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the beliefs, attitudes and knowledge of young people concerning the doping issue and to receive their opinion about how school could actively participate at the fight against this phenomenon. The […]

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Australia’s Winning Edge

Australia’s Winning Edge is our game plan for moving from world class to world best. Developed in partnership with Australia’s high performance network, Australia’s Winning Edge provides the high performance sports sector with clear performance targets and a framework for collaboration from 2012-2022. Australia’s high performance is about: consistent and sustainable success for Australian athletes and teams on the world […]

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Sprint : Entry Fee

We’ve asked through our Community page on Facebook to tell us which is the range of entry fees at triathlon sprint races. These are the results until now

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What limits your involvement with Triathlon?

We have asked you to tell us – through our Community page on Facebook – to tell us what limits your involvement with Triathlon. The results until now are the following

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The development of Triathlon in Greece

Triathlon in Greece hasn’t followed the impressive development that we have observed at the rest of the European countries We have asked the 10 athletes, who have received the pilot questionnaire, to identify all the possible reasons why Triathlon has not developed in Greece. The answers are presented below in a random order: Sport particularities […]

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Triathlon : The reasons of it’s impressive development.

Text by : Giannis Psarelis -TriathlonWorld (Email The International Triathlon Union, which is the International Governing Sport and is affiliated to IOC and ASOIF, considers as first Triathlon the race organised in San Diego. Many Europeans have presented documents of race taking place in Europe very early in the century. According to ITU[1] the […]

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Triathlon Best Coaches Special : Dave Williams

We continue the presentation of the best endurance coaches by presenting Dave Williams. Dave Williams is the coach of Loukia Lili, who lives and trains in the USA. We feel very honoured that a very talented and experienced coach like Mr. Williams gives an exclusive interview to our triathlon digital magazine. Dave Williams has served […]

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Best Coaches Special : Joel Filliol

Joel Filliol is one of triathlon’s most experienced and successful professional coaches. He has been involved in endurance sport since 1989 both as an athlete and coach. As an athlete Joel has competed in over 100 triathlon and multisport events and represented Canada at World Championships in Triathlon and Duathlon. As a coach he has […]

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New WADA-supported research suggests 1 in 10 athletes may be doping

The Associated Press. LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND — The World Anti-Doping Agency is warning that new research findings expected before the London Olympics could suggest that as many as 1 in 10 athletes who compete internationally may be doping. Accepted wisdom until now, drawn from annual testing statistics, was that “maybe between 1 and 2 per cent […]

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Symposium on Sports Law

The HELLENIC CENTER OF RESEARCH ON SPORTS LAW (H.C.R.S.L.), in cooperation with the University of Athens, the Center for Sports Law, the Institute of the International Association of Sports Law and the Journals Sports Law Review- Lex Sportiva and International Sports Law Review– Pandektis   invite you to the   Symposium on Sports Law On Thursday, the […]

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ASADA : Methylhexaneamine

ASADA is not in a position to provide information or advice to athletes about the status of supplements in sport. ASADA can neither give advice to athletes about sports supplements, nor advise if they contain prohibited substances. Warning: Methylhexaneamine The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is advising all Australian athletes subject to in-competition doping control […]

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Book presentation : “Doping: Legislative-Political Approach, Regulatory Foundation and Counter-crime Consideration”

PRESS RELEAS.On the 19th of December 2011, inside the packed ceremonial hall of the Athens Bar Association, the book of Dr. of Law Eleni G. Mantratzi, titled “Doping: Legislative-Political Approach, Regulatory Foundation and Counter-crime Consideration”, published by herself, was presented as part of the event “Fair Play vs. Doping” with great success, under the coordination of […]

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Australia : A significant step forward — new national framework to align sport sector

A Framework has recently been released to provide a nationally consistent approach for Australia’s sport and recreation system. The National Sport and Active Recreational Policy Framework (the Framework) was developed by Commonwealth, state and territory government departments responsible for sport and recreation, with feedback provided by a range of national sporting organisations, active recreation organisations […]

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WADA releases educational tool kit for sport physicians

WADA has produced a new tool kit to help sports physicians develop anti-doping education programs which can be adapted and customized to suit local cultures, conditions and resources. The ‘Sport Physician’s Tool Kit’ is available via the WADA website and will serve as an important aid for doctors across the world in their efforts to […]

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Pan Ams the focus of WADA Outreach

WADA has been heartened by the impact of its Outreach during the first week of the Pan American Games in Mexico and is looking forward to continuing its success for the remainder of the program. It is the third time WADA has had an Outreach presence at the Games, although for the first time in […]

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WTC reaches young athletes with ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’

The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) used a ‘Dip-n-Dash’ event ahead of the recent Ironman World Championships to send a strong anti-doping message to the next generation of competitors. The ‘Ask Me Why I Am True’ initiative encouraged young athletes at the event at Kailua-Kona Pier in Hawaii to ask the question so they could articulate […]

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WADA Athlete Committee calls for more blood and EPO testing

Members of WADA’s Athlete Committee have called on Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) across the world to increase the amount of blood samples and to also conduct more tests for erythropoietin (EPO). Both issues were near the top of the agenda at a meeting in Colorado Springs, where all the athletes agreed there was a need for […]

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Triathlete receives eight-month sanction for pseudoephedrine.

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 28, 2011) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that triathlete Leanna Lee has received an eight-month sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The violation occurred during in-competition doping control on August 21, 2011 and resulted from the athlete’s urine sample returning an adverse analytical finding for […]

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London Olympics may get new HGH test

Associated Press.LONDON — A new test that can detect use of human growth hormone going back as far as 21 days has been endorsed by international anti-doping officials, clearing the way for its possible implementation at next year’s London Olympics. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart told The Associated Press on Monday the “biomarker” test […]

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«Man lässt dopen und politisiert damit»

Der Dopingfahnder Ioannis Psarellis kämpft gegen die Praktiken griechischer Athleten, sich dem Kontrollnetz zu entziehen. Dafür wird er von der Politik und in den Medien hart kritisiert «Man lässt dopen und politisiert damit» NZZ am Sonntag: Herr Psarellis, was ist eigentlich Ihre Motivation, als Dopingfahnder zu arbeiten? NZZ am Sonntag: Herr Psarellis, was ist eigentlich […]

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“Ich galt als Vaterlandsverräter”

Doping: Der griechische Fahnder Ioannis Psarellis über Kehrseiten, Hintertüren und Morddrohungen ABENDBLATT: Herr Psarellis, was werden die Menschen von den Spielen in Athen in Erinnerung behalten? IOANNIS PSARELLIS: Ich hoffe sehr für die Rückkehr Olympias an seine Ursprünge – und nicht für die zahlreichen Dopingskandale. ABENDBLATT: Es sind bei Olympia noch nie so viele Medaillengewinner […]

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Staatsfeind Nummer eins

Von Großekathöfer, Maik und Pfeil, Gerhard Wie der griechische Dopingfahnder Ioannis Psarellis an seiner Arbeit gehindert wurde Am Tag seines größten Triumphes wirkt Ioannis Psarellis seltsam unzufrieden. Er sitzt auf der Terrasse seiner Wohnung im Athener Vorort Palio Faliro. Es ist der Mittwoch vergangener Woche, der Tag, an dem sich Griechenland häutet. Neun TV-Übertragungswagen und […]

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