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Why does crowd noise matter?

Why are sport broadcasters using fake crowd noise? It might be because crowd noise can help us bond with our tribe and acts as a psychological cue for when to pay attention.
Orphan Swazi schoolboys playing soccer in a local school in Mbabane, Swaziland, in 2006. (Shutterstock)

How sport for development and peace can transform the lives of youth

Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
The A-League is struggling to attract TV viewers and fans at matches. Would a move to the winter make any difference? Gary Day/AAP

Moving the A-League to the winter would improve the play, but will it attract the fans?

Many believe a move to the winter would be beneficial for football, particularly as our summers grow hotter. But competing directly with AFL and NRL could pose a serious risk to the sport's future.

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