South African captain Temba Bavuma huddles with the team.
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This is South Africa’s fifth semi-final at the tournament. Is 2023 the year they reach the finals and win?
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks gather at center ice before an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 30, 2023, to honour former Penguin player Adam Johnson who died while playing in an English hockey league game.
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The death of hockey player Adam Johnson calls for improvements in player safety and protective gear design.
David Beckham says he felt prepared for the nation’s wrath because of how he says he was treated by his father. It’s a familiar story in sport, but evidence shows controlling behaviour doesn’t work.
Canada forward Janine Beckie watches after attempting a shot during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women’s soccer match against the United States, Feb. 16, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gender disparities in sport extend to injuries too. Female soccer players are at greater risk for ACL tears than males and it is clear immediate action is needed to address the non-biological factors for the injury.
France’s Estelle Cascarino, right, kicks the ball past Australia’s Mary Fowler during their friendly soccer match in Melbourne, on July 14, 2023, ahead of the Women’s World Cup.
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While the 2023 Women’s World Cup might be the best yet for women in terms of investments and viewership, there is still room for improvement for the 2027 World Cup.
Athletics New Zealand joins a long list of sports bodies dealing with abuse of female athletes. But systemic reform is taking far too long.
Phil Mickelson lines up a shot on the 18th hole during the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, N.J. in July 2022.
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As the rivalry between the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded LIV Golf ends not with a bang, but with a merger, it’s clear both sides are far more interested in financial gain than issues of morality.
Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
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Research is showing that players can use mindfulness techniques to improve the mental resilience required to perform at the highest level.
Investment in technology means that player performance is now analysed in granular detail.
Player wages and transfer fees make the headlines, but the wealth generated by the Premier League has also been spent behind the scenes.
We need a positive vision for sport in Canada — something to fight for, not just fight against.
Athletes from multiple NSO’s in Canada are rising up in hurt and anger to denounce toxic cultures and linking arms to demand a respectful, healthy and inclusive sport system for all.
This systematic devaluing of those most invested in the AFLW isn’t new. It’s time to ask if the AFL is up to the task of running AFLW.
Fifteen-year-old Russian skater Kamila Valieva reacts after her routine in the women’s free skate program during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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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.
What does it take to deliver a medal-winning performance in skeleton, which involves racing down a banked track faster than a car on a freeway, with your face mere centimetres from the ice?
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.
Simone Biles’ recent Olympics withdrawal is a reminder for all of us to balance our passions with our emotional well-being — as both work in unison.
Pressure to take on ever more high pressure work and ever more responsibility is familiar to many. But saying ‘no’ can be especially difficult for people from racially minoritised backgrounds.
Bubble life means spending time with different people, to aid psychological recovery, will not be an option for athletes in Tokyo.
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Strict enforcement of COVID-safe regulations in the Olympic Village could affect athletes’ mental health. Their performance could suffer too
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
Reform of New Zealand’s abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women’s sports in general.
It’s thought that having a child specialise in a sport early will help them achieve elite levels of success.
Specialising in one sport early on in childhood carries greater risk of burnout, injury, and dropout from the sport.