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Oceania Highlights

16 May 2017

Athlete Well Being
Coping with retirement  - OSIC in the future will put a list of available services for Pacific Island athletes.

Digging for diamonds: Talent identification process values potential over performance
Rugby Talent Development

Consensus statement on Concussions (infograph)

Effects of Sex and Event Type on Head Impact in Collegiate Soccer*
Effect of a specialized injury prevention program on static balance, dynamic balance and kicking accuracy of young soccer players*
Reliability and Validity of a New Test of Agility and Skill for Female Amateur Soccer Players*

Health, Sport and Tech
Big Hit VR is almost like being a batter in Major League Baseball
Sports bra that takes biometric data
Violent contact has become almost a fixture in the NFL, as players use their reinforced pads and helmets to knock each other out of plays — and sometimes, out of entire games. Not in the American 7s Football League, though

The Effect of the Number of Carries Among College Running Backs on Future Injury Risk and Performance in the National Football League*
Return to Sport in the Younger Patient With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction*
A Systematic Review of Potential Long-Term Effects of Sport Related Concussion*

ONOC Secretary Generals Workshop Articles
14 Secretary General's & 3 President's attend ONOC Workshop in Guam -ANOC
Graham attends secretary generals meeting - Cook Island Times (Cook Islands)
Mutual solidarity vital: Blas -The National (PNG)
NOCs set target -Fiji Times (Fiji)
Oceania's Olympic reps, heads of committees on Guam for sports workshop -Pacifc Daily News (Guam)
Oceania Secretaries Generals agree to put house in order (PINA) 

ONOC executive director Dennis Miller says Federations must maintain data after elections -Pacific Daily News (Guam)
The Island Times of Palau has a selection of articles One must register for full access to articles. 
*If you attended the 2017 SG Workshop, please email me for the link to access presentations and action plans.*-

Pacific Games News
Tonga withdraws from hosting Pacific Games 2019 citing World Bank advice

Table Tennis
"Neural Efficiency" of Athletes' Brain during Visuo-Spatial Task: An fMRI Study on Table Tennis Players*
A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Effects of Competitive State Anxiety on Serve Kinematics in Table Tennis*
The Relationship Between Stress and Coping in Table Tennis*

A Hard Ball for a Tennis Player: A Rare Case of Large Calcifying Sertoli Cell Testicular Tumor*

*Open Source Article

Martin V Burrows Jr,
Oceania Sport Information Centre

Oceania Sport Information Centre (OSIC)

OSIC is the regional sports information centre that's headquartered at The University of the South Pacific and funded by the  Oceania National Olympic Committees.


Australian University Sport National Conference 2017
17-18 May 2017 (Australia)
First Annual Sports Law Conference
18-19 May 2017 (Australia)
International Society of Sports Nutrition 14th Annual Conference and Expo
22-24 June (USA)
The World in Union Conference 2017
28 June -1 July 2017 (New Zealand)
2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference
25 - 28 October 2017 (Malaysia)
2017 PLA NSW/ACT State Conference Resilience: Adapt & Thrive
18-19 May 2017, Kiama (NSW)
First Annual Sports Law Conference 
18-19 May 2017, Melbourne (VIC)
Gridiron Australia National Coaching Conference
19-21 May 2017, Sydney (NSW)
PLA 2017 State Conference 
23-24 May 2017, Creswick (VIC)
5th International Game Sense Conference
3-5 July 2017, Adelaide (SA)
Ministry of Sports Marketing Conference 
18 July 2017, Sydney (NSW)
National Sports Convention
19-21 July 2017, Melbourne (VIC)
ACHPER VIC 2017 VCE Conference
28 July 2017 (TBC)
Sports Analytics and Sports Technology Conference
4 August 2017, Melbourne (VIC)
27th Annual ANZSLA Conference
18-20 October 2017, Sydney (NSW) 
2017 ASCA International Conference On Applied Strength and Conditioning
10-12 November 2017, Gold Coast (QLD)
13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference
13-15 November 2017
SMAANZ Conference - Places, Events and Sport: Going for Gold Coast
29 Nov-1 Dec 2017, Gold Coast (QLD)
International Sports Conferences
Sport at the Service of Humanity Regional conference
7-8 June 2017, Pennsylvania (USA)
International Society of Sports Nutrition 14th Annual Conference and Expo
22-24 June 2017, Phoenix (USA)
International Society of Sports Nutrition 14th Annual Conference and Expo
22-24 June 2017, Phoenix (USA)
Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society
10-11 July 2017, London (UK
International Conference of Sport Science (AESA)
20-21 July 2017, MhmudAbad (Iran
International Cycling Conference
19-21 September 2017, Mannheim (GER)
International Conference on Sports Engineering
23-25 October 2017, Jaipur (India)
2017 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia Conference
25-28 October 2017, The Westin Langkawi (Malaysia)

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