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Women in track and field must be involved in any planning around safety for all in the sport. (Shutterstock)

We must pay attention to Canada’s #MeToo moment in sports

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
The old idea of running with springs on your feet gets a high-tech makeover. Krisztina Braun

Robo-boot concept promises 50% faster running

A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
Baseball fans look through a fence of the stadium following the cancellation of a game in Fort Myers, Florida. AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Why sports still matter – even in a time when you can’t actually watch any

All major sports events have been canceled at this time. Two sports philosophers remind people how sports help us bond as a community and why we miss them.
The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals, sits empty. AP Photo/Nick Wass

A world without sports

This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
A man walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Organizers have resisted calls to postpone or cancel the Games, which are scheduled to start July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Coronavirus: For the sake of athletes, it’s too soon to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

While sporting events around the world have put their seasons on pause, the International Olympic Committee has refused to cancel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. For athletes, the delay is a dilemma.
Although colder weather is linked to lower levels of physical activity, changing seasons provide unique opportunities to be active. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Keeping kids active despite the weather: Promoting outdoor activity all year round

Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here's how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
Members of the University of Oregon’s basketball team embrace before the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament. AP Photo/John Locher

Can gambling juice fandom for women’s sports?

When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
The NFL has been thrust into conversations around criminal justice since Colin Kaepernick and others chose to kneel in protest against police violence, but also in the case of former player Aaron Hernandez. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

How portrayals of the NFL are shaping criminal justice reform

From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.

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