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Concussion symptoms are often non-specific and may be attributed to something else, like dehydration or the heat, and young people may feel they can play through it or walk it off. (Shutterstock)

‘I just want to keep playing:’ Why youth athletes under-report concussion symptoms

Young athletes may be uncertain if they are experiencing a concussion or might not think the injury is serious or bad enough to warrant telling someone.
Activists of the C.I.O Comitato Insostenibili Olimpiadi (Unsustainable Olympics Committee) show a banner in Italian reading: “Milano-Cortina 2026, from the mountains to the city, unsustainable Olympics,” as they march in Milan, northern Italy, on Feb. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The treatment of environmental activists at Olympic Games contradicts IOC’s Olympism ideals

Despite the IOC’s optimistic rhetoric, environmental exploitation by host nations, and the suppression of opposition to such exploitation, have remained a troubling feature of the Olympic Games.
A wall mural at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London. Amanda Young/Alamy

How sport and poetry make the perfect match on TV

Broadcasters often reach for verse to inspire fans and heighten the drama of sporting events.
Canada women’s national soccer team goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé holds her gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics as she poses for photographs after an announcement in Vancouver on March 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The more medals Canadian athletes win, the fewer Canadians participate in organized sport

With the Paris Olympics and Canada’s Future of Sport Commission both to start soon, this is a timely critique of the Canadian sport system.

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