The media determines how Paralympians are depicted to viewers. What it chooses to focus on can help change attitudes about disability.
Many athletes have been seen strapping cuffs around their muscles during workouts – but does it have any affect on their performance?
Simone Biles’ recent Olympics withdrawal is a reminder for all of us to balance our passions with our emotional well-being — as both work in unison.
Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains why mental training can be as important as physical training.
Canadian women’s success at the Tokyo Games bodes well not only for our future generations of athletes, but for our nation as a whole.
The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
Some Olympic athletes have thrived in the year-long delay leading up to the Tokyo Games, using the extra time off to improve their performance and shatter national records.
The Tokyo Games might be the most gender-equal games in history, but many competition barriers still exist for elite athletes who are mothers.
The future of wearable technology holds limitless potential for elite athletes to optimize and enhance their athletic performance.
Many elite athletes experience intense pressure, which can often manifest itself in many physical ways.
Concerns about holding the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games during a state of emergency highlights just how much power the International Olympic Committee wields over the global sporting world.
Athletes headed to Tokyo have trained throughout an unusually stressful year. Missing out on final preparations could hinder their chances at a medal
Loosening press obligations might be one way to protect the mental health of athletes.
Specialising in one sport early on in childhood carries greater risk of burnout, injury, and dropout from the sport.
Those with the condition could take several weeks, months, or even years to properly recover.
There needs to be significant change in the administration of athletics programs. The global pause in sporting competitions is a unique opportunity to begin the urgent work of making it safe for women
Top US runner Mary Cain has revealed her health was ruined by being told to lose weight for performance.
Genetic testing could help us build targeted and effective training routines for athletes, but the emerging science could also introduce opportunity for discrimination in the sporting world.
It probably sounds bad or uncomfortable to you. But stiffness is part of what gives elite athletes the spring in their muscles.
Sports training often involves exposure to challenging situations to boost performance. But this can cross the line into emotional abuse. Here’s how to recognise when that happens.