Greater focus on grassroots sports to identify and nurture talent is a sure path to regaining Nigeria's lost glory in athletics.
‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
Our research indicates the relationship between testosterone levels and athletic performance in females is not so simple.
We’re the only species that can throw at speeds that kill.
Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
Endurance running is experiencing its 'marginal gains' moment.
New legislative proposals want to allow ‘sex testing’ of girl athletes through genital exams and genetic and hormone testing.
The event, worth R672 million to the country’s Western Cape economy, was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19 on the global marathon stage.
The majority of research on how female athletes should train for the heat is based purely on what works for men.
More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
Football forms the financial backbone of many athletic programs, with some schools deriving over 80% of their department revenue from the sport.
For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
Why elite athletes may struggle more during self-isolation.
The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
Canadian sport is still allowed to police itself when it comes to dealing with abuse and harassment.
New rules on athletes’ trainers were on the cards since Eliud Kipchoge ran the first sub-two hour marathon in special Vaporflys.
The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.