Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
The new-look Sport Australia body will put more emphasis on innovation and fighting corruption, but questions remain about funding and measurable targets.
More needs to be done to stop professional athletes reaching crisis point with their mental health.
The International Olympic Committee recently hosted a meeting on e-sports -- organized video competitions. Should e-sports be in the Olympic Games? An Olympian says no.
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Media giants like ESPN may have thought that eSports was a fad but not anymore. Revenue from eSports video games are set to take over traditional sports leagues.
The first worldwide skateboarding conference, Pushing Boarders, showed how skateboarding is evolving to include people of all genders, ethnicities and sexualities.
Depression, substance and financial problems are still major problems for retiring athletes.
After a series of debacles, many metropolitan areas no longer want their leaders to vie for these opportunities.
How do LGBTQ people navigate international business, scholarship or sports competition when traveling to countries hostile to LGBTQ people?
For athletes returning home – especially those who are on the cusp of retirement – the transition can be daunting.
Future Olympics will be required to report on their legacies for up to five years after the event under the IOC’s new framework.
The idea that the athletic contests – held in honour of the Greek god Zeus for over a thousand years – were shut down by a puritanical Christian emperor makes for a good story. But is it true?
There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Why can an athlete dominate their sport, but fail to perform when it counts most at the Olympic Games? A number of factors the viewing audience can't see can explain poor performances.
No longer in fanciful coats or button-down shirts with neckties, Olympians compete in uniforms specially designed and engineered for maximum performance.
What's in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.
It would seem obvious athletes are the most important part of the Olympics. But competing issues, from sponsorship rules to politics, means the rights of athletes aren't always the top priority.
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.