Sport policy and practices to support pregnant athletes impacts athletes across all levels of sport. We have an opportunity to change the future for athletes.
It’s time for organizations like the IPC to stop lamenting the intersection of sport and politics, and instead accept this well-established reality going forward.
A doctor and lifelong figure skater explains what was found in Valieva’s drug test, what effects the substances might have and how performance enhancements might benefit a figure skater.
Banning young athletes from the Olympics would mean we miss their spectacular performances, but considering all we know about overtraining, exploitation and abuse in sport, that might be OK.
Some reports suggest around 24% of Olympians and Paralympians suffer with poor mental health after the Games.
The International Olympic Committee oversees several humanitarian initiatives. But it avoids letting human rights concerns interfere with the Games, even in countries with rampant violations.
As temperatures warm, ski and snowboard resorts are investing more in snowmaking and seeing their seasons shrink. Those costs roll down to customers in an already expensive sport.
The well-being of Olympians is of secondary importance is secondary to pomp and profit.
Few nations know how to politicize the Olympics as effectively as China does.
The game of curling is centuries old, but exactly what makes the stones curl as they slide over the ice is still a mystery.
From projecting onto athletes to aesthetic appreciation, spectators get a surprising amount out of watching other people play sports.
In Beijing’s climate, you could coat a Sydney apartment in a few inches of snow with the same energy the air conditioning would use in an hour.
Air pollution are typically high during the winter months in Beijing, research shows.
From pioneering green energy grids to mountains of fake snow.
The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
Plus, the Beijing Winter Olympics are using 100% artificial snow: what does that mean for the environment, and the athletes? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The international community trumpets its commitment to ‘universal human rights’. Yet, it has failed to take real action against Beijing for its treatment of minorities in Xinjiang.
Executing the perfect manoeuvre on the slopes requires foresight, technical skill and being able to think on the go.
Ski jumpers do everything they can to counteract the effects of gravity and fly as far as they can down hills.
Technical brilliance is one thing. Musicality another. Here is our pick of the skaters who combine the two.