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A variant of Piezo1 may boost tendon strength and, subsequently, athletic ability. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Your mighty tendons help you sprint, jump and move – a genetic mutation in one key protein may increase athletic performance

The discovery of the role that the protein Piezo1 plays in touch and body awareness won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Piezo1 may also be a significant player in motor function.
Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) is an important first step, but for meaningful change to take place the federal government must embrace an independent, third-party judicial inquiry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Addressing athlete abuse in Canadian sport requires internal change and external investigators

The federal government has created a Sport Integrity Commissioner to help athletes dealing with abuse. But for change to be meaningful, third-party investigators must be part of the process.
Athlete stories should prompt a shift in coach behaviour that encourages clarity and resets expectations and boundaries. (Shutterstock)

Fostering a fear-based environment: Coach behaviour needs to change in high-performance sport

Sport organizations have repeatedly come under fire with frequent allegations of toxic culture. This leaves sport practitioners with the question, where do we start? Our answer: The coach.
When we think of sports, we often think of them at the elite level, like professional or Olympic athletes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Wicked problems’: Government involvement in sport is fraught with issues

A strong sport system allows for coordinated policy implementation, evaluation and outcomes related to health, citizenship and community development that are accessible and realized for all Canadians.

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