Sports-related sexual assaults often take place in the locker room.
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Often dismissed as ‘horseplay,’ sexual assaults perpetrated by boys athletes against their teammates persist in high school sports, a researcher observes.
Team Canada at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany in 2019.
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Moving towards an athlete-centred approach to sport is one step in the right direction
New mom Natalie Geisenberger, of Germany, celebrates winning the gold medal in luge women’s singles at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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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.
Many Olympians have reported feeling depressed after the Games.
Some reports suggest around 24% of Olympians and Paralympians suffer with poor mental health after the Games.
Football, as a mirror to society?
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As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Athletes who saw stressful situations as a challenge had better mental health.
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Accepting and embracing stress may just help us improve our mental health.
When we think of sports, we often think of them at the elite level, like professional or Olympic athletes.
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A strong sport system allows for coordinated policy implementation, evaluation and outcomes related to health, citizenship and community development that are accessible and realized for all Canadians.
Shows of support for Marcus Rashford.
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How clubs and support teams can help deflect the negative impact of social media.
Sports trading cards can be used as teaching tools.
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Student math skills dropped during the pandemic. A business professor believes using sports cards in class could help turn that around.
Throughout the pandemic, sporting organisations have proven they can organise large-scale events in a safe and responsible way, without mandated vaccines for athletes.
The Beach Handball Euro 2017 Hungary vs. Norway in Zagreb, Croatia.
While the style and fit of sport apparel may seem like a minor detail in the broader scheme of things, what if it’s not? Let’s let women and girls dress for the role they want to play in women’s sport.
The sporting world is finally opening up for all athletes.
Athletes must position themselves as brands to enhance their finances.
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Athletes must seek other ways to finance their careers beyond state and private sponsorships.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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Black women played a central role in the 2021 Olympic Games. And that role was more than just resistance and resilience.
Cupping, K-tape and cryotherapy are a few alternative therapies commonly used by athletes.
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Many elite athletes turn to alternative therapies to improve performance and enhance recovery. But are these treatments helping or hindering their quest for sporting success?
German gymnast Sarah Voss, who has protested against the sexualisation of female athletes, chose to wear a unitard rather than a revealing leotard at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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For too long uniforms have been designed for the male gaze, leading to women being judged for their aesthetic appeal alongside their athletic talent.
Canada’s Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in women’s eight rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
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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.
Tennis player Naomi Osaka holds an iced water bottle to her cheek during a cooling break.
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Heat endurance specialists have warned for years that temperatures at Tokyo 2020 events would be extreme. Should future Summer Olympics become the Autumn Games?
The modern Olympics share many things with the ancient games.
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A scholar of ancient Greek literature explains what the Olympics of modern day have in common with the 776 B.C. games at Olympia.
In ancient Greece, the heart and soul of the festival was the experience shared by all who attended.
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Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.