Beijing 2022: presenting our Winter Olympics experts

From Feb. 4 to 20, the 24th Winter Games in China will raise a number of issues in the media for our experts to discuss, from sports performance to security to political developments.

In the lead-up to the Feb. 4 opening ceremonies, a number of experts at Université de Montreal are available to discuss the many issues that will be raised by the 24th Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, which conclude Feb. 20.

From the training of elite athletes and sports performance in general, to political news such as on-site security and the politics of the Xi Jinping regime, our researchers and professors are available to talk to the media.

Athletes and training

Jonathan Tremblay, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Sciences of Physical Activity

Areas of expertise

  • Physical preparation of athletes
  • Physical demands of sports

Languages spoken: French and English
Jonathan Tremblay in the media

He can be reached at: jonathan.tremblay(at)umontreal.ca

Security and policing

Frédéric Diaz, Researcher, Lecturer, Faculty of Permanent Education

Areas of expertise

  • Security and crowd-control
  • Risk prevention

Languages spoken: French

Can be reached at: frederic.diaz(at)umontreal.ca

Sports and the brain

Benjamin Pageaux, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Sciences of Physical Activity

Areas of expertise

  • The neurophysiology of exercise
  • Fatique, pain and physical performance
  • Motivation psychology applied to exercise

Languages spoken: French and English

He can be reached at: benjamin.pageaux(at)umontreal.ca

Adrien Savolle, Researcher on Asia, CÉRIUM

Areas of expertise:

  • Domestic politics in China
  • Minorities, civil society, President Xi Jinping
  • Hong Kong and Taiwan

Language spoken: French

He can be reached at: adrien.savolle(at)umontreal.ca

Sociology of sports and physical activity

Suzanne Laberge, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Sciences of Physical Activity

Areas of expertise

  • Sociopolitical aspects of doping in sport
  • Potentially harmfull effects of high-level sports practice
  • Women and sport practice

Language spoken: French

Suzanne Laberge in the media

She can be reached at: suzanne.laberge(at)umontreal.ca

Injuries and concussions

Jeffrey Caron, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Sciences of Physical Activity

Areas of expertise

  • Concussions and rehabilitation
  • Sports psychology

Language spoken: English

He can be reached at: jeffrey.caron(at)umontreal.ca

Orthopedics

Mickael Begon, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Sciences of Physical Activity

Areas of expertise

  • Motor skills, shoulder and hip movement
  • Biomechanics and injury-prevention
  • Acrobatic sports

Language spoken: French

Mickael Begon in the media

He can be reached at: mickael.begon(at)umontreal.ca

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