The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 125, 15 January 2003
The future starts here«
Knighthood for head of surgery«
Proud Ravinder knighted«
Sparks across the park«
Taking LEAD with seven point plan«
Advanced Civil Engineering Education Initiative«
Britain's earliest TB victim«
Professor Peter Hills«
Academic training courses«
Optimising performance«
Shining a new light on the eye«
Imperial College Volunteer Centre«
New look gym at Wye«
In brief«
Media spotlight«
What's onů«

New look gym at Wye

IMPERIAL'S chief rowing coach Simon Dennis has given top marks to the newly-refurbished gym at the Wye campus.

Simon tests the rowing machine at Wye's new gym

The Imperial zoology graduate and member of the British Olympic Eight who won Gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the opening of the gym this month. After cutting the ribbon, he tested out equipment, including the rowing machine.

The refurbished gym, which includes seven pieces of new fitness equipment, has been updated as part of a major improvement of sports facilities at Wye. Other improvements include new flooring in the squash courts and basketball nets and markings in the indoor sports hall.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Ben Pratt, sports and recreation supervisor at Wye who oversaw the improvements, David Traske, campus manager, Neil Mosley, sports and recreation manager, Imperial College and Professor Jeff Waage, provost of Wye campus and head of the department of agricultural sciences.

Neil Mosley explained that Imperial's aim was to improve sports facilities across all 11 of its venues from Wye to the mountains of Snowdonia. Professor Waage added: "We are planning a substantial growth in student numbers over the next few years and it's important we have first-class facilities to offer them."

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