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.
Many primary school PE lessons have been outsourced to private sports contractors, resulting in the ‘deskilling’ of a generation of teachers.
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.
What is the best strategy for running your best race? A new computer model might soon join your training team.
Moving towards an athlete-centred approach to sport is one step in the right direction
Rather than tolerating divisiveness and intolerance, we can and we should embrace this important moment to create a more participatory form of democracy.
Sport policy and practices to support pregnant athletes impacts athletes across all levels of sport. We have an opportunity to change the future for athletes.
Soccer’s governing body has long sheltered behind a view that the game is apolitical. Sanctioning Russia over invasion exposes why that doesn’t hold.
A doctor and lifelong figure skater explains what was found in Valieva’s drug test, what effects the substances might have and how performance enhancements might benefit a figure skater.
Innovation made the 2022 Winter Games possible in Beijing, but snowmaking has limits in a warming climate.
Banning young athletes from the Olympics would mean we miss their spectacular performances, but considering all we know about overtraining, exploitation and abuse in sport, that might be OK.
Some reports suggest around 24% of Olympians and Paralympians suffer with poor mental health after the Games.
The International Olympic Committee oversees several humanitarian initiatives. But it avoids letting human rights concerns interfere with the Games, even in countries with rampant violations.
As temperatures warm, ski and snowboard resorts are investing more in snowmaking and seeing their seasons shrink. Those costs roll down to customers in an already expensive sport.
The well-being of Olympians is of secondary importance is secondary to pomp and profit.
Few nations know how to politicize the Olympics as effectively as China does.
From projecting onto athletes to aesthetic appreciation, spectators get a surprising amount out of watching other people play sports.
The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
Executing the perfect manoeuvre on the slopes requires foresight, technical skill and being able to think on the go.
It may look like athletes in bobsled, luge and skeleton simply grab a sled and hang on until the bottom, but high-speed physics and tiny motions mean the difference between gold and a crash.