Episode #1 Panel Discussion (Part 1 of 3)
Steve Ingham, Jamie Pringle, Rosie Mayes, discuss the rise of Uk High Performance System that has gone from 36th on the medal table in 1996 Olympics to 2nd at the Rio Olympics in 2016, becoming a global sporting superpower. This episode charts the early origins of the UK beginning to find pockets of excellence, how the system emerged from losing and grew to develop its own identity, method and network.
1:10 UK High performance achievements
2:20 Where did it all start?
5:25 Capturing nuggets from early achievers (Boardman/Keen)
8:25 Searching for early specialists
10:55 Creating and innovating from nothing
13:05 Protecting competitive advantage
14:30 Losing acting as an accelerator for funding and system change
17:55 Professional (funding allow athletes, coaches and staff to train/work full-time) but lacking focus
19:25 Support services in their infancy – the baby begins to develop
20:55 The baby learns to speak and say no for the first time
21:55 Into the next episode – the acceleration provided by being awarded the homes games