The Bolt – Usain Bolt – after coming third in the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
Andy Murray – world number one tennis player.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
Legendary Australian swimming coach and the country’s oldest Olympian, Forbes Carlile (centre).
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The Australian swim team hoping for medal success in Rio have a lot to thank one of the earlier pioneers of sport science: Forbes Carlile.
Peak performance? How riders prepare decides their fate.
When the road heads higher and the mercury is rising, the world's top cyclists get to test the quality of their preparation.
Hawthorn Hawks played better than expected in 2015 and beat the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
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The path to grand final victory in AFL can be paved with many wins and losses. But it's measuring how a team plays against an expected result that can help them improve.
Australian Jarryd Hayne (right) is attracting much attention as he plays for the San Francisco 49ers against Dallas Cowboys in pre-season NFL game.
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Jarryd Hayne is wowing crowds and commentators with his play on the American football field in the US. His years in Australian rugby league may have a lot to do with his star performance.
A human machine.
Intake of carbohydrate before, during and in-between Tour stages is the best known way to power cyclists' 'engines'.
Keeping it together. Staying out the wind. the TTT at the Giro d'Italia.
Aukje de Vrijer
Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They're nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.
Wiggo is days away from 60 minutes of pain.
Riding a bike for 60 minutes doesn't sound like the hardest thing in the world, but trying to cover 55km will push the Tour de France winner to the limit.
It’s hard for a human to keep an eye all the players’ performance in any game, such as this typical AFL match at the MCG in Melbourne. So let the machines do all the work.
When it comes to keeping an eye on all the action in sport a coach can only see so much. But machine learning can crunch all the data and look for improvements.
A judge has claimed bridge exercises the “brain muscle”.
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A recent court ruling paved the way for the card game bridge to be classified as a sport. But don't rely on the judge's understanding of biology.
Must be the adrenaline.
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Anderson's achievement in modern-day cricket is a feat but the next generation of fast bowlers may do something different.
If banning boxing is not the answer then how to reduce the risks and make it safer?
Boxing is big business but can come at a cost with severe health risks, even death. So what's being done to reduce those risks?
Athletes will need to watch their sleeping habits if they want to finish first.
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Athletic performance can vary over the course of the day by up to 26%, depending on the athlete’s circadian rhythm, according…
Australian kids are falling behind their international peers in fundamental movement skills.
Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country’s elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international…
Hawk-eye technology can be used to do more than just check those troublesome line calls in tennis.
The evolution of professional tennis has always been linked to the changing technology of the day. For example, the decline of the wooden racket lead to the whole new power-based style of play we enjoy…
World No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic practises at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, for this year’s Australian Open.
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The world’s best tennis players are preparing to battle it out in Melbourne as the 2015 Australian Open gets under way this week. With rising grand-slam prize-money and better-than-ever exposure, you might…
Small hands need small sporting equipment … but what about less bouncy balls?
Smaller footballs, lighter tennis racquets and mini playing fields: it makes sense to have these for children, right? Well, in recent years there’s been strong opposition against children playing modified…
Most sport is played by non-professionals in Australia such as this college challenge.
Australia is a sporting nation and the tragic death of batsman Phil Hughes is still very much in the hearts and minds of fans and players alike. Deaths in sport are rare but history does tell us that they…
Spotlight on safety.
The tragic death of 25-year-old Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes after he was hit on the back of the head by a cricket ball has shocked followers of the sport around the world and raised questions about…