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Canadian athlete Finn Wakeling of the whitewater slalom team member is among those training in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

Tokyo Olympics: An ethical approach will determine whether athletes should get vaccinated ahead of the public

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, a debate about whether athletes should be prioritized over more vulnerable populations has emerged.
The benefits of static stretching as part of a full warm-up before exercise seem to outweigh the disadvantages. (Shutterstock)

To stretch or not to stretch before exercise: What you need to know about warm-ups

Static stretching — stretching and holding muscles — was once an essential part of sports warm-ups, until studies suggested it reduced performance. New research shows it should be making a comeback.
A panoramic shot of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, which was the venue for the 2014 Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic may change spectator sports forever as stadiums sit empty

Some sports facilities are both a point of civic pride and a financial burden on taxpayers. The COVID-19 pandemic will further impact the way these facilities are constructed and managed.
Over one-third of college athletes in the study who tested positive for COVID-19 had evidence of inflammation around the heart. Miodrag Ignjatovic via Getty Images

Even if you’re asymptomatic, COVID-19 can harm your heart, study shows – here’s what student athletes need to know

Cardiologists say student athletes who test positive for COVID-19 should see their doctors to determine if heart tests are necessary, even if they don't have symptoms.
Two members of Canada’s Olympic synchronized swim team perform during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The sport is coming under scrutiny for its culture of abuse and body-shaming. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

New allegations of abuse have grounded Canada’s artistic swimming team

Allegations of abuse and harassment are not uncommon in Canadian sport. The closure of the Montréal site for Canada's artistic swimming team is in part due to a lack of oversight for young athletes.
Several sports events have been disrupted by extreme weather events, such as wildfires in 2020. AP Photo/Tony Avelar

Do sports teams’ sustainability efforts matter to fans?

While the sports sector’s environmental impact is not fully understood, it has a social platform and reach to influence a significant number of people worldwide to choose more sustainable behaviors.
Men in a league of senior hockey players show more concern about each other than the score of the game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

For the love of the game: What old men’s hockey can teach young players

Canadians love hockey and many play the sport well into their senior years. A researcher who spent time with a Silver Skaters league found their unique love of the game could help younger players.
These effects may have the greatest impact on elite athletes. Leonard Zhukovsky/ Shutterstock

How periods and the pill affect athletic performance

Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer (3) is sacked for a seven-yard-loss by Kevin Henry (76) of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter of their NFL game on Dec. 26, 1993. (AP Photos/Gary Stewart)

NFL concussion lawsuit payouts reveal how racial bias in science continues

In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
It has always been folly to believe that sports were separate from power and politics. AP Photo/Terrance Williams

The numbers behind America’s 180 on athlete activism

For decades, athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and sponsors liked it that way, and fans did, too. No more.

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