Challenges

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Develop a new Sports Venue

It involves many stages and even more people! All structures, however large or small, start as an idea. Someone has a vision of what they would like. They enlist the help of experts – such as architects, engineers and construction workers. A project manager then liaises with all the people involved and co-ordinates the process.

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Design a Sports Glove

There are many different types of glove to cater for a variety of purposes. For example, gloves are used in a huge range of sports.

Your challenge is to design a glove to be used in a sport of your choice. You should create a 10 minute presentation with your proposal for your glove.

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Catching the Drugs Cheats

Doping control makes sure that sportsmen and women are safe and that competition is fair. This way only the most talented, honest and hard-working people in sport will win.

Unfortunately, sometimes these people are denied success due to others who have taken drugs to help them win. The doping control process aims to prevent this by regularly testing sportsmen and women to find out if they have taken any banned substances.

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Wetsuits for Paratriathletes

Triathletes wear special wetsuits for the swim which are then removed before the cycling and running stages. Whilst still providing warmth and buoyancy, these wetsuits are designed slightly differently to the ones surfers might wear. They can be thinner and smoother to make them go faster through the water and they are easier to take off (the race does not stop between stages so it is really important to be able to take the wetsuit off quickly).

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Creating Sparks for Energy

The house has been described as the best of its kind. Not only were all the building materials recycled or sustainable, the house is also designed to be powered by renewable energy sources only.

The council are so impressed with this achievement in design and engineering, that they want to invite all local residents to the unveiling of the building and to watch the lighting of the bio-fuel power generator.

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Sports Facilities for Disabled People

At present, 16.5% of adults take part in active sports, but only 6.5% of disabled people participate. Unfortunately, disabled people wanting to take part in sport face extra problems: transport, money, lack of suitable clubs and lack of information.

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Travel and Carbon Footprints

People use transport every day. It could be for a quick ten minute drive to work or to fly thousands of miles across the world on holiday. As the number of people using transport increases, their carbon footprint will increase – and this is a problem because CO2 emissions from transport are a major contributor to climate change.

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Design an App or Website

Many people own handheld devices such as a smartphone or tablet. As a result, the market for apps has risen. They are designed to make your life a bit easier – or more fun at least – by enabling information and entertainment to be carried around in your pocket or bag and accessed quickly at the simple touch of a button.

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