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.
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.
Specialising in one sport early on in childhood carries greater risk of burnout, injury, and dropout from the sport.
New legislative proposals want to allow 'sex testing' of girl athletes through genital exams and genetic and hormone testing.
New sports are being added to the Olympics all the time in an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences, while others (sorry baseball) are left out.
As anti-racism moves to centre stage, the industry's historic issues are coming to light
Someone's race, however, seems to be a factor in whether they support college athletes’ economic rights.
The establishment of a professional tennis players' association that advocates on behalf of professional athletes brings to the foreground the conflict between athletes' needs and corporate interests.
While player transfers offer the chance for financial rewards, the pursuit of career progress takes a toll on footballing families.
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.
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.
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.
Sports diplomacy has eased relationships between nations before – here's how it could help Israel, Bahrain and the UAE as they enter into new peace accords.
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.
Some evidence shows that hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can both increase and decrease athletic performance.
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.
For decades, athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and sponsors liked it that way, and fans did, too. No more.
When professional athletes refuse to play, they engage in activism that can't be co-opted by team owners and corporate sponsors.
More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
Football forms the financial backbone of many athletic programs, with some schools deriving over 80% of their department revenue from the sport.