Green and Gold Room’ to run Olympic rings around the competition
‘The Minister for Sport Kate Lundy today announced our Australian team will have 24 hour access to a purpose-built performance analysis centre during the Olympic Games in London thanks to a joint initiative between the Australian Government and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).
The ‘Green and Gold Room' will be located in an office building close to the Athletes’ Village and will be fitted out with video and computer equipment to provide a hub for athletes and coaches to review their performances using cutting-edge technology.
Senator Lundy said the centre was a new initiative designed to give our athletes a competitive edge while they were overseas in London vying for medals and will be staffed by performance analysis specialists and staff from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
“For the first time ever our Olympic athletes will have access to the technology and specialist staff they need at the Games to enhance their performance and ensure they peak at the right time to boost our medal tally,” Senator Lundy said.
“At the Olympics a fraction of a second can be the difference between medaling or coming fourth which is why this centre will be critical to our success at the Games.
“In London we’re going to be using the time difference to our advantage - while our athletes are sleeping, our specialist staff in Australia will be evaluating tape and working exhaustively to ensure our athletes have 24 hour support.
“The ‘Green and Gold Room’ has four meeting spaces and during busy periods the area may cater for more than 50 people at any one time. The space will even have some roll-out beds for those staff working through the night to deliver analysis for morning review sessions.”
Senator Lundy said the concept of the ‘Green and Gold Room’ is similar to the recovery centre which the AOC is setting up at a school near the athletes’ village in London to help Australian athletes recover during competition.
“These initiatives demonstrate how Australia is using the expertise gathered from more than 30 years of high performance excellence at the AIS to give our athletes the greatest chance of success at the Olympic Games,” said Senator Lundy.