The Japanese prime minister has announced he will not seek re-election as party leader ahead of a general election later this year.
The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
As the Summer Games warm up, more research is needed on how heat acclimation can help Paralympians in particular prepare for extreme conditions
Black women played a central role in the 2021 Olympic Games. And that role was more than just resistance and resilience.
‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics will have to be adaptable in order to keep up with the rapidly shifting economic landscape and changing interest in the Games if it wants to continue to turn massive profits.
The controversy over female athletes being tested for testosterone levels is not just a contested scientific issue but also one of human rights.
Instead of boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, activists should pressure the IOC to let anyone attending the Games to express their views on China without fear of penalization.
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.
For too long uniforms have been designed for the male gaze, leading to women being judged for their aesthetic appeal alongside their athletic talent.
Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
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.
Making that choice is not easy but it is important to the longevity of an athlete’s career.
Audiovisual innovation at the Olympics has gone from documenting the event to placing the viewer in the heat of the action
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
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.
Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
Minor human errors beautifully show Tokyo’s opening ceremony for what it is: real people in real time.
When cultural stereotypes and nation branding collide, discussions of orientalism and cultural appropriation get complicated.
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.