The Qatar World Cup is moving the goalposts.
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Staging the spectacle in Qatar has raised rights issues and concerns about the heat. But away from the controversy, there will be the usual mix of sporting moments, supporters’ joy and heartache.
Every World Cup, Adidas introduces a new ball, and this year’s is called the Al Rihla.
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Adidas releases a new ball for every World Cup. At the highest level of play, a ball that behaves in unexpected ways can throw players off. A sports physicist explains the science of this year’s ball.
Un vainqueur du Tour (ici, Tadej Pogacar, en 2021) peut déployer autant de puissance tout au long du Tour qu'un bon cycliste amateur sur 20 minutes.
Le Tour 2022 arrive en France… Vingt-et-une étapes cette année, au cours desquelles les coureurs parcourront plus de 3 400 km. Voici l’estimation de l’incroyable quantité d’énergie qu’ils vont brûler.
Last year’s Tour de France winner was Tadej Pogacar, in the yellow jersey here – his second consecutive Tour title.
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Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
The Tour de France is one of the most physically taxing sporting feats imaginable.
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Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Bobsled, luge and skeleton athletes descend twisting, steep tracks at speeds upward of 80 mph (130 kmh).
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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.
Tour de France riders have to eat constantly to replenish the energy they burn.
Riders in the 2021 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
It used to be spit balls, but now sticky baseballs are giving pitchers an advantage.
Pitchers in Major League Baseball have been striking out more batters than ever, and some people say it’s because they’re adding sticky stuff to the balls.
Young women are on the front lines of the anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, defying traditional gender roles.
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Myanmar’s culture values men over women – and the military, which staged a Feb. 1 coup, brutally enforces the patriarchy. But Gen Z democracy activists are busting stereotypes with their struggle.