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English Institute of Sport unveils revamped website

LONDON - The English Institute of Sport has relaunched its website as a resource for the country's top athletes, coaches, sports administrators, media and the sporting public.

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The site, was designed by agency entertainment and leisure agency FEREF, and offers a complete insight into the EIS, its staff and the support services available from the Lottery-funded body.

The site is designed to bring visitors you up-to-date with the latest developments at the institute, which has a nationwide network of support centres dedicated to supporting English sport.

The new site details how the institute's staff are working in close partnership with athletes, coaches and National Governing Bodies to make a lasting impact on top sport in England.

In addition to existing news and features, there is a wealth of new content including expert opinion from EIS staff and detailed insight from coaches and athletes.

The EIS's strong regional focus is reflected on the site's dedicated content areas and message boards for each of the nine EIS regions. Specific news, details of EIS support centres, mini-biographies of staff and information on EIS services are all provided.

According to EIS media and web officer Ian Davies: "From the beginning, we wanted to produce an innovative, intuitive and informative website and we have achieved our aims. will inform, educate and entertain. I believe it will become an invaluable resource for anyone involved or interested in high performance sport."

With the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens just over a year away, has a dedicated mini-site featuring some of England's leading contenders for medal success.

The site plans to bring visitors a series of diaries written by some of the country's top athletes, including Karen Pickering, Nathan Robertson, Jennie Bimson and Beth Tweddle, as they strive for a place at next year's games.

Mike Calvin, EIS deputy director, said: " is a window on to our world. High-performance sport is a rapidly developing, constantly challenging environment and we want to give an insight into just what it takes to produce a champion."

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