Olympic Games 2012 and Orlando, Florida 07/27/12
Orlando’s tie to the 2012 Olympic Games
Meet USA Medalists: Wendy Bruce-Martin (’92 gymnast), Scott Johnson (‘84 & ’88 gymnast) and Fred Tyler (’72 swimmer).
Also via our friend Laura at Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
As you know, the 2012 Olympic Games will kick-off in London this Friday, July 27. During the games, twelve professional track and field athletes with connections to Central Florida will compete.
The athletes – including Team USA members Tyson Gay, Kellie Wells and Justin Gatlin – all trained for the Olympics right here in Clermont at the National Training Center, part of South Lake Hospital, in partnership with Orlando Health.
Since opening in 2001, thousands of athletes have trained at the National Training Center with world-renowned coaches to maximize their potential and give them a competitive edge through sports science testing at the Human Performance Lab.
Students in the health and wellness program at nearby Lake-Sumter Community College find the National Training Center to be a “living lab”. And when you factor in the plans that Lake County has for the upcoming “Wellness Way” initiative, you have a combination that is making Central Florida’s growing health and wellness industry tops.
And this is only part of the story. The health and wellness industry also includes:
Research underway at Lake Nona Medical City – particularly on diabetes, obesity and heart disease
Florida Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute’s Translational Research Institute (TRI) for Metabolism and Diabetes working to bring faster results from research (bench) to patients (bedside)
Orlando Health’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Institute
More soon …
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