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Greg Whyte & Andy Lane on watching penalties

Monday 4th August 2014

Forget About The Old Cliche: Penalties Are Good For Our Health Do you remember Spain-England in 1996? England-Portugal in 2006? Or if you were too young to experience them, what about Italy-England in 2012? What do they all have in common, you might ask? Well, these were all matches whose final results were decided by […]

Prof. Greg Whyte: Science behind an England victory at the World Cup

Tuesday 17th June 2014

Ice, water and mind games Sports scientist and Olympian Prof Greg Whyte describes the physiological challenges of jet lag, high temperature and humidity England must combat during their first match. In this special edition of the podcast, Guardian science editor Ian Sample meets Professor Greg Whyte, a former Olympic pentathlete and fellow of the British Association of Sport […]