Rugby sevens: on the Olympic programme in Rio.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
On a knife edge. British sport faces uncertain times.
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The European Union has a deep, and maybe unbreakable reach into our sporting life.
Supporting an infant industry.
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A new industry is being created under President Xi Jinping. Meet the two men making it happen.
Late maturing girls tend to be privileged in ballet training. This doesn't have to be the case.
Dylan Hartley: is there more to captaincy than skill?
What does being a captain entail? Is it more than just playing well and winning?
Rugby: a character-building but potentially health-damaging sport.
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A sports ethics expert considers the concern over tackling in school rugby.
Can the Cowboys do it again and win a back to back NRL grand final?
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The North Queensland Cowboys will be hoping to win back-to-back grand finals in this year's NRL. But what about that old saying on winning and losing?
Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
Jonah Lomu in the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995.
Jonah Lomu's brilliance on and off field made him a global superstar and role model.
Heads you win.
The attempt to hand-off unofficial advertising during the RWC failed.
Northern nations may dominate in the numbers of teams in the Rugby World Cup but Southern teams tend to dominate in the play, such as Australia’s win over England to throw the host nation out of the competition.
Teams from which half of the planet tend to dominate when it comes to winning games in the Rugby World Cup?
Close, but no cigar.
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?
It's impossible to police a scrum properly, and the consequences of the wrong decision are simply too great.
Foul play: rugby in schools putting children at risk.
Increasing rugby in schools could be a danger to children -- without effective safety systems in place.
Risk and reward: gambling skills applied to rugby.
England face a high stakes game to stay in the World Cup, but pro-gamblers can help
South Africa’s Bryan Habana celebrates scoring the Springboks’ sixth try against Samoa.
The psyche of defeat is linked to various things: the team’s maturity, captaincy, level of preparedness, confidence in coaching staff and personality characteristics of individual team members.
Pushing for an advantage in a scrum in the Australia v Fiji game at the Rugby World Cup.
Rugby is often seen as the clash of the giants and this year's Rugby World Cup includes some mighty players. But there's more to winning a game than just brute force.
Karne Hesketh, a product of New Zealand rugby, scores the winning try for Japan against South Africa.
Many nations contesting the Rugby World Cup are fielding 'ring-ins' from other countries. The rules allowing this reflect the difficulty of balancing national team integrity and development.
A Springbok fan cheers before the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between South Africa and Australia at the Wellington Regional Stadium in 2011.
When South Africa won the Rugby World Cup in 1995 the country felt invincible and united. Twenty years later it is going through a tumultuous time which is even affecting its attitude to the Springboks.
New Zealand All Black’s perform the haka.
The history and culture of rugby's most famous tradition.