Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
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Training for the Olympics is time-consuming – and expensive.
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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.
Too busy to work out? Not anymore.
Why less is more when it comes to exercise.
Research found that community coaches were unclear about the common signs and symptoms of concussion.
School and community sports coaches' lack of knowledge about concussion leaves players vulnerable on the pitch.
The Germans limbering up.
Spare a thought for the cast of thousands that has to worry about player fitness and team logistics in a major sporting event.
Late maturing girls tend to be privileged in ballet training. This doesn't have to be the case.
Smoking, excessive drinking, not exercising or eating unhealthy foods leads to lifestyle diseases.
Doctors in South Africa have not been doing enough counselling of people who drink, smoke, don't exercise and eat badly on ways to change their lifestyles.
Study finds quality trumps quantity when it comes to muscle strength.
New research shows bodybuilders' muscle quality is lower than that of people who don't train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.
Bound for glory.
One day in 1995, one man jumped farther than anyone else, before or since. How did he do it?
A massive military exercise is slated to begin this week throughout the southwestern United States, and last for the duration of the summer.
Polls show Americans have become less trusting and more suspicious.
Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness?
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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
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Students collecting their GCSE results this summer will now be obliged to participate in education and training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. From the summer of 2015…
Jamaica’s Yohan Blake – a dual silver Olympic medallist – injured himself in the lead-up to the Glasgow Games.
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As the 2014 Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow last week, a number of potential medal winners could only watch the events unfold as they were sidelined by injuries incurred at training. Aussie track star…
It’s hard graft, but pros love it when a plan comes together.
To reach the start line of the Tour de France – currently underway – is an incredible feat in itself for any professional cyclist. It is the culmination of years of dedicated training and competition…
The Federal Government has fast-tracked applications by skilled US workers to fill trades gaps in Australia, citing the close relationship between the countries. But motives of employers pushing the scheme should examined critically.
The Federal Government recently announced that it would use the 457 visa skilled migration program to fast-track the number of skilled workers applying from the United States. In defending this move, Federal…
When jobs are disappearing, why are we training more journalists?
It usually begins mid-way through their university career. My office begins to fill with panicked journalism students who have seen the dismal job vacancies in their field and are starting to think their…
Police and other community members need mental health training to respond to individuals in crisis.
The Coronial Inquest into the police shooting of Melbourne teenager Tyler Cassidy concluded this week, with Coroner Jennifer Coate ruling there was “an urgent need for training to focus on how to deal…