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Aboriginal All Stars at Football Park, Darwin. Stephen Cherry/AAP

Sport and physical activity play important roles for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but there are barriers to participation

Physical activity and sport are important in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. However, there are barriers to these activities for some communities. How can this be addressed?
Facilities should work with community sport organizations and their personnel to develop return to activity frameworks. (Shutterstock)

Return to play: Tips to prevent COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities

What are the best recommendations that would help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities?
Researchers found that circus activities improve movement competencies, confidence and motivation. (© Marie-Andrée Lemire, École nationale de cirque, 2019)

Taking the circus to school: How kids benefit from learning trapeze, juggling and unicycle in gym class

Teaching circus arts — from juggling to trapeze — in physical education classes increased children’s physical literacy, resilience and participation, ​with greater gender equity.
Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials on June 18. Shortly after the trials, Richardson was suspended for a month for testing positive for marijuana – a ban that will keep her from competing at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Banned from the Tokyo Olympics for pot? Let the athletes decide what drugs should be allowed

In the wake of debate about cannabis, performance-enhancing drugs and the Olympic Games, athlete-driven doping legislation is the way forward.

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