The 2016 Olympic Games took place between Friday 5th and Sunday 21st August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Approximately 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees competed in this year's event, and 42 sports were contested.
Among the world class athletes were a number that honed their skills as students at Leeds Beckett - see our news pages for more information. A calendar is also available that can be used to find out when our Leeds Beckett athletes competed.
Our University also conducts world-leading research in Sports Science, including coaching, sport psychology and doping in sport. Doping is particularly relevant given the controversy surrounding this year’s Games.
The list below is a selection of related research published by our academic staff, which illustrates the contribution that Leeds Beckett academics are making in this area.