‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
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Travel is commonly perceived as “the” major factor affecting a team’s performance.
It’s the last race for Winx this weekend and she’s been an incredible race horse. But what makes a good race horse?
Number crunching the winning race time for marathon athletes can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about a target barrier for women marathon runners?
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
Here’s how athletes at the Winter Olympics are able to perform in extreme cold.
Matt Graham’s silver medal in mogul skiing is the third time an Australian has won a medal in the event at a Winter Olympics.
A new approach to gathering data from football matches which uses cybernetics and AI could help coaches spot weak links in their teams.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn’t come top of the list.
Confidence in sports, exams and other endeavours in life, can be counter-productive.
The Australian swim team hoping for medal success in Rio have a lot to thank one of the earlier pioneers of sport science: Forbes Carlile.
When the road heads higher and the mercury is rising, the world’s top cyclists get to test the quality of their preparation.
The path to grand final victory in AFL can be paved with many wins and losses. But it’s measuring how a team plays against an expected result that can help them improve.
Jarryd Hayne is wowing crowds and commentators with his play on the American football field in the US. His years in Australian rugby league may have a lot to do with his star performance.
Intake of carbohydrate before, during and in-between Tour stages is the best known way to power cyclists’ ‘engines’.
Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They’re nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.
Riding a bike for 60 minutes doesn’t sound like the hardest thing in the world, but trying to cover 55km will push the Tour de France winner to the limit.
When it comes to keeping an eye on all the action in sport a coach can only see so much. But machine learning can crunch all the data and look for improvements.
A recent court ruling paved the way for the card game bridge to be classified as a sport. But don’t rely on the judge’s understanding of biology.