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.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
Fructose may be a food 'baddie' if you're a couch potato. But for sportspeople, it's a godsend.
As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are also important things to consider for transition long before this.
Scientists have investigated the complicated link between omega-3 fatty acids and fitness.
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
What's holding disabled athletes back from getting more involved in fighting inequality?
Although the Olympics have come to an end, fans will continue to be gripped by the infinite micro-narratives that sports fixtures provide. But are these narratives comparable to literary creativity?
Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption that have frustrated athletes and fed a pipeline of runners willing to ditch the national flag
Have we reached peak human?
Amanda Beard, Ian Thorpe, Allison Schmidt, McKayla Maroney – many athletes have dealt with depression after the Olympic Games.
When it comes to winning Olympic gold, it turns out timing isn't everything.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.
A former Olympic gold medalist reflects on his own financial struggles as he trained and competed for the 1984 Summer Games. Thirty years later, not much has changed for many Olympians.
New studies show that athletes don't need to lift heavy weights to gain power.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who's he really trying to appeal to?