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Skills developed through sport will be a legacy of London 2012

As the demands associated with high-performance sport have increased over the years, so has the interest in the skills developed by athletes during their sporting careers. Elite ahtletes are required to maintain a wide range of skills, but also have the ability to acquire new ones.

A greater understanding of how they are able to do this will have implications for wider society, with elite sport serving as a model for the maintenance and enrichment of an individual's skill base.

This excerpt, from an article by Professor David Lavellee of the University of Stirling, is taken from the Summer 2012 issue of Science In Parliament (SIP).

If you are Society member you can read the rest of this article and all online editions of SIP for free by visiting the SIP webpages.

SIP is the Journal of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

The Committee is an Associate Parliamentary Group of members of both Houses of Parliament and British members of the European Parliament, representatives of scientific and technical institutions, industrial organisations and universities.