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Christina Holmes

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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2002 - Several San Francisco State University professors are available to add perspective and depth to stories on the 2002 Winter Olympics. Faculty can offer expertise on topics such as drug use of Olympic athletes, Olympic training, exercise physiology, biomechanics, the age of athletes, the historical origins of the Olympic Games and nationalism in sports.

Steve Evans, professor of kinesiology

Areas of expertise include physiology of exercise and training; and how the use of ergogenic aids such as food and substances enhance physical performance.

"Drug use in athletes makes the outcomes as dependent on the athlete's pharmacologist as it does on the athlete and coach," says Evans. "Let's level the playing field to athletes and coaches."

Office phone: (415) 338-2186; home phone: (650) 345-4216; e-mail:

Susan Zieff, assistant professor of kinesiology

Areas of expertise include the history and culture of sports, nationalism in sports, the media's emphasis on sports; historical and modern perspectives of sports, including myths surrounding "amateurism" in the Olympics; sociological influences of participating in elite sports; and women in sports.

Office phone: (415) 338-6574; e-mail:

Marialice Kern-Seefer, associate professor of kinesiology

Areas of expertise include exercise physiology; metabolism and physiological responses to exercise; nutrition; sports medicine; biomedical research; the influence of age and exercise training on metabolism for athletes; and the effects of exercise on diabetics.

Office phone: (415) 338-1491; home phone: (925) 671-9814; e-mail:

David Matsumoto, professor of psychology

Areas of expertise include cross-cultural psychology and communication; also team leader and head coach in the sport of judo at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.

Office phone: (415) 338-1114; home phone: (510) 236-9171;

Bob Schleihauf, professor of kinesiology

Areas of expertise include biomechanics; application of mechanical principles and human movement; improvement of technique through analysis; also scientific adviser in the sport of swimming for the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

Office phone: (415) 338-1995; e-mail:

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Student writer Fred H. Danfoura contributed to this release.

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