Elite Athlete Hotel opens!

Double Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened the new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University on Friday 9th November. Lord Sebastian Coe graduated from Loughborough University in 1979 with a BSc in Economics and Social History and was appointed as the University’s Chancellor in 2017. During his athletics career he set 12 world records and made Olympic history by winning gold and silver in the 1980 and 1984 Games.

 

The development – which is managed by Imago Venues, the University’s award-winning conference, hotel and events brand – is the first of its kind in the UK, offering an holistic support environment for individuals and teams at both elite professional and dedicated amateur levels. It has been developed in partnership with UK Sport, Sport England and the English Institute of Sport.

 

Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, said:“I am delighted that our Chancellor, Lord Sebastian Coe, one of Great Britain’s true sporting legends, has officially opened the Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough. The new facility offers something unique within the UK and will undoubtedly help us to reinforce our position as the country’s leading university for sport.”

 

Kay England, Chief Executive of Imago Venues, said of the new development: “The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is a fantastic addition to the portfolio of Loughborough University venues that Imago manages. We are very proud to have worked in partnership with Sport England, UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport to create this unique centre of sporting excellence here on our campus.”

 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

 

Elite Athlete Centre opens at Loughborough University

     

 Elite Athlete Centre Tour           

 

Sleeping at high altitude can stimulate the production of red blood cells and haemoglobin (the protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body). When athletes return to sea level, their bodies have an increased oxygen-carrying capacity which means more oxygen can be delivered to their muscles. This makes exercise more efficient which can have significant performance gains. 

 

Check out the video on BBC EAST MIDLANDS via link here: https://twitter.com/DavidMorleyArch/status/1061940646230061056

 

Bookings for the Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel can be made online at www.eliteathletecentre.co.uk