The giant head spotted hovering over the Tokyo skyline in recent weeks is the latest in a long line of Olympic art moments. Debate and controversy are never far behind.
Many elite athletes turn to alternative therapies to improve performance and enhance recovery. But are these treatments helping or hindering their quest for sporting success?
Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is part of a long history of athletes seeking protection or the chance to start a new life at the Olympics.
A logo must artfully evoke the spirit of the Olympics as well as represent the host nation and it’s not an easy feat.
Although it’s now an Olympic sport, at its core skateboarding is still a counter-cultural activity that represents creativity, community and personal expression.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are being called the most gender-equal Games ever — but does that label hold up under scrutiny?
A BMX freestyle expert explains the recipe for success in one of the Olympics’ newest — and most dangerous — sports.
Simone Biles’ recent Olympics withdrawal is a reminder for all of us to balance our passions with our emotional well-being — as both work in unison.
Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains why mental training can be as important as physical training.
Pressure to take on ever more high pressure work and ever more responsibility is familiar to many. But saying ‘no’ can be especially difficult for people from racially minoritised backgrounds.
Canadian women’s success at the Tokyo Games bodes well not only for our future generations of athletes, but for our nation as a whole.
Heat endurance specialists have warned for years that temperatures at Tokyo 2020 events would be extreme. Should future Summer Olympics become the Autumn Games?
The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.
Making that choice is not easy but it is important to the longevity of an athlete’s career.
A scholar of ancient Greek literature explains what the Olympics of modern day have in common with the 776 B.C. games at Olympia.
The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo but research shows female athletes are likely to cop abuse online when the competition starts.
When cultural stereotypes and nation branding collide, discussions of orientalism and cultural appropriation get complicated.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
A researcher who studies physical skills explains how getting your conscious thoughts out of the way lets your body do what it knows how to do, better.