Responding to pressure with your respiratory system.
Because professional athletes are thought to be paragons of physical and mental toughness, their psychological health has long been a taboo topic. That's starting to change.
It probably sounds bad or uncomfortable to you. But stiffness is part of what gives elite athletes the spring in their muscles.
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes, British tennis player Andy Murray and American gymnast Simone Biles all have something in common: adverse childhood experiences.
Football plays an important role in American culture. Experts point out some ethical questions you might consider asking this season.
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.
Depression, substance and financial problems are still major problems for retiring athletes.
Most Australians have double the recommended intake of protein already, meaning protein shakes are probably superfluous for most.
For athletes returning home – especially those who are on the cusp of retirement – the transition can be daunting.
What harm could a simple Tweet possibly have on the performance of an Olympian? More than you might think. Social media can be a distraction that impacts the performance of some athletes.
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.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain's medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Why kitchen hygiene is just as important for athletes as what is on their plate.
As the Olympics head to the Far East this month, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display.
The Olympics have been plagued by doping, corruption and political problems. But academic and former Olympian Bruce Kidd says the Olympic Games are still an important humanitarian movement.
New research offers insight into a thorny issue.
What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada's Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.