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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was one of the more overworked professional football players in recent years. ph.FAB/Shutterstock

It’s easy to scoff at claims elite footballers are ‘at breaking point’ from workload – but their burnout speaks for the rest of us too

When many are struggling to makes ends meet, the idea that multi-millionaire sportsmen are too busy to spend their wealth seems hard to swallow – but it shows that reward doesn’t protect wellbeing
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with teammates Auston Matthews and John Tavares during first period NHL hockey action in Sunrise, Fla. on April 16, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Toronto Maple Leafs should not play hardball with its Core Four players

The Toronto Maple Leafs have important decisions to make this offseason. One of them should be to keep their word.
Indiana Fever forward Aliyah Boston shoots between Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas and forward DeWanna Bonner in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Indianapolis, on May 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Women’s sports are thriving in Canada — here’s how to ensure it stays that way

To say that women’s sport in North America is thriving is an understatement. The question, now, is how these leagues can sustain and build upon their success.
Enshrining and enforcing the status of a ‘protected class’ for children engaged in athletic work would be a major step toward achieving children’s rights in sport. (Shutterstock)

With Olympics approaching, it’s time to recognize children as a protected class in sport

With the Paris Olympics and the 35th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child approaching, now is the ideal time to focus on protecting the rights of child athletes.
Brendan Anderson of the United States competes in men’s modern pentathlon riding at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Modern pentathlon is invoking a fictional Pierre de Coubertin to justify its controversial politics

For more than 100 years, international sport organizations have executed monopolistic power. Now, one has resurrected the founder of the modern Olympics to promote its controversial politics.

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