Gusimbuka athletes could jump very high, probably due to their inherent talent, which was recognised early and developed further.
It's easy to call Australian Olympians who receive their COVID shot early 'queue jumpers'. But the argument for them having early access to the vaccine is more nuanced. Here's why.
Still in the midst of a global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee's dream of hosting the Tokyo Games in a "post-corona world" is not possible. But should the Games go ahead at all?
The relaxed rules allow Brisbane to bid to host the Olympics at a much lower cost than previous host cities have had to bear. But who really benefits?
While governments and some athletes are opposed to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, failing to take a stand against China's human rights record has consequences.
Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing next February. Those opposed to China's human rights violations are calling for a boycott. That's a complicated form of protest.
Cancelling the Tokyo games would be yet another blemish for the new government and could doom its chances in the next election later this year.
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, a debate about whether athletes should be prioritized over more vulnerable populations has emerged.
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.
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.
The majority of research on how female athletes should train for the heat is based purely on what works for men.
After her win in 396 BC, Kyniska erected a statue of herself, reading: 'I am the only woman in all Greece who won this crown.'
The IOC has set strict guidelines on protests and political expression, but athletes aren't entirely happy. The question now is whether the two sides can compromise in time for the 2021 Tokyo Games.
Sydney 2000 may not have seen a sustained increase in sport participation. But the Olympics did leave a mark on Australia.
Two dramatic narratives arc through this documentary that marks 20 years since Cathy Freeman's Olympic triumph: her reflections as an elite athlete, and our experience as a nation of spectators.
There's 33 times more gold in the average handset than in the equivalent amount of ore. Yet the vast majority is never recovered.
For athletes, COVID-19 means more than cancelled competitions. Having their athletic goals put on hold and their training routines disrupted can take a toll on athletes' mental health.