Basketballer Troy Sachs feels the cold as he begins his session in the ice bath in the recovery centre set up in an underground garage in the Australian allotment during the 2004 summer Paralympics. The centre was managed by Australian Institute of Sport senior physiologist Inigo Mujika, who came into the Village on a guest pass each morning. By 2004, the concept of active recovery for athletes was becoming increasingly important. The baths were chilled with ice cubes. The men’s basketball team and the cycling team were the main users of the centre.
Date: September 2004