Our Sporting Lives: Loughborough - at the heart of sport
Date: Sat 2nd June 2012 - Sun 9th September 2012
Venue: Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
From 2 June to 9 September, Loughborough's Charnwood Museum will be hosting Our Sporting Life, an exhibition by Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University, showcasing Loughborough's extensive contribution to sport.
Loughborough University and the colleges from which it grew have made a unique contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years. Today, it is the UK's premier university for sport, boasting an unparalleled record of excellence, a range of sporting opportunities and some of the very best facilities in the world.
It is also the training ground for many of the country's very best sportsmen and women. Over the last 30 years, around 170 British Olympians have used the University as their training base, with many more representing international teams, and this summer, the University will be the Official
Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Through video, photography and a range of exhibits, Our Sporting Life will profile the Loughborough sportsmen and women who have gone on to achieve world-wide success, the up-and-coming stars who are looking to make their mark at the London 2012 Games, and the University's pioneering research and innovation which continues to push technological boundaries.
Working in collaboration with Loughborough University, the exhibition charts the important contributions made by them in the field of sports science, showcasing the range of technological advancements and performance research developed there. This exhibition is part of the Sports Heritage Network project to celebrate British sport in the lead up to the 2012 London Games.
For more information visit www.charnwoodarts.com