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Uploaded on Feb 21, 2010
Canada's top secret initiative -OWN THE PODIUM - involved the use of the latest in high-tech training. The biggest secret was the use of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback to train athletes to develop the ability to rapidly switch between a relaxed state and a super-focused state without wasting any physiological resources. Marge Dupee from the University of Ottawa discusses how effective this training was in enabling Alexandre Bilodeau, Jennifer Heil and others to win gold, silver and bronze medals. The equipment they used was from Thought Technology of Montreal, the same equipment used in professional sports clubs such as AC Milan, Chelsea, Skate Canada and the Vancouver Canucks, where the system is called Mindroom (mindroomsportscience.com). This equipment also monitored David Blaine while frozen in ice and has been used extensively by NASA in preparation for Space Exploration.