Inaugurated in February, the new Arena Porte de La Chapelle, which will be used for gymnastics and badminton, is seen as an opportunity for the area to shed its poor reputation.
Do big sporting events such as the Olympics help boost tourist numbers in the long run? It all depends on where they take place, according to research.
Kelvin Kiptum after setting a world record, running a marathon in 2 hours 35 seconds in Chicago, 2023.
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His sudden death at 24 has shone a light on what a talent and hard worker he was, and what he represented.
Ancient bas-relief on grave stele in Kerameikos in Athens, Greece depicting two wrestlers in action.
Without the internet, television, radio or any widespread means of communication, ancient Greek athletes had to struggle to make their success known and easily communicated to a broad public.
A recent study found that 41 per cent of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes met the criteria for one or more mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.
Given the unique demands and pressures of competing in elite sport environments, it is imperative that we pay attention to elite youth athletes’ mental health needs.
The Olympic Flame burns high above the track while competitors vie for the winning position at the 1976 Montréal Olympic Summer Games.
The 1976 Olympics marked a turning point in Olympic history: it was the first highly visible security operation, which has since become the norm for Olympic Games.
Today, the esports industry is worth several billion dollars globally.
Electronic sports, or esports, is a practice that is often looked down upon. But it is a growing global phenomenon played on an incredible scale.
The International Olympic Committee has ruled politically-neutral individual athletes are eligible, but some nations aren’t happy about it.
Faith Kipyegon won two gold medals at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
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With three world records to her name, Faith Kipyegon is competing for two gold medals at the World Athletics Championships.
We’re experiencing a great sporting and cultural moment. But the Women’s World Cup needs to be more than a four-week football festival.
Tourists walk past the Olympic rings in front of Paris City Hall with one year until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony, on July 26, 2023.
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The IOC needs to look beyond gender parity and work with international federations to address athletes’ conditions of participation in sports to achieve true gender equality.
A group of tourists walk past the Olympic rings in front of Paris City Hall with one year until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony, on July 26, 2023.
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There is hope for a return to a more traditional and enjoyable Olympic Games with the upcoming 2024 Paris Games.
Composite image of Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympic Games, 1976.
Nadia Comăneci was the most famous gymnast in the world when she defected from Romania in 1989. A new book includes 25,000 pages worth of secret police surveillance material.
A shrinking pool of host cities, high costs, and cultural questions about the monarchy: why the Commonwealth Games are under threat.
The 2024 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 26 to Aug. 11 in France.
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The IOC has an opportunity to disavow the violence and illegality of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by extending the platform and status of refugee athletes to Russian and Belarusian athletes.
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From a ‘worm’ that shoots deadly slime from its head, to a blind marsupial mole that ‘swims’ underground, let’s take a look at three leading candidates (plus 13 special mentions).
The government should invest in chess to foster more Canadian success at international competitions.
Chess affords young people a host of interdisciplinary skills, Canada should invest in teaching them how to play it.
The Brisbane 2032 Olympic organising committee board.
Planning has begun for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and already it’s clear the city has learned from the mistakes of other hosts, but its plans to be truly sustainable have one glaring weak point.
Women compete in the 20-kilometre race walk at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2016.
A Colombian program to help disadvantaged youth used sport to help them steer clear of the dangers they faced on a daily basis, including violence, prostitution, drug addiction, vandalism and gangs.
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Many primary school PE lessons have been outsourced to private sports contractors, resulting in the ‘deskilling’ of a generation of teachers.
We need a positive vision for sport in Canada — something to fight for, not just fight against.
Athletes from multiple NSO’s in Canada are rising up in hurt and anger to denounce toxic cultures and linking arms to demand a respectful, healthy and inclusive sport system for all.