“It’s about building a system that’s very resilient and sustainable.
In the past what Britain has done has invested in individuals and coaches. But it didn’t build a system.”
Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair UK Sport. 15 minutes ago on BBC1.
There’s more like that on this post on Perfect Flow here about the Team GB cycling successes and how they clearly thought very differently.
A good example of Thinking->System->Performance. For example:
“Just watching the mountain bike race, one of the bikes isn’t painted to save weight, the commentator was expressing incredulity at this. Chris Boardman replied “that saves 60g. Red is the heaviest paint”
[EDIT] I’ve been had. As Gothandy points out below in a comment, it was sarcasm and I took it literally. Falling for this is a good example of how people like one simple answer, like the French saying Team GB were using “magic wheels”, rather than the more annoyingly vague “concentrate and improve on purpose”.
Next however, are the super humans. Press play and watch this, you are now 50% more likely to watch the Paralympics. That’s science, fact-fans.
If you are an iPerson that may not work as it uses Flash so click here for YouTube link.
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