Recent marathons in Qatar were run during the night to avoid the hottest temperatures.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
Grinding for Nottingham.
It was once seen as a public menace – now, skateboarding is a global sport that empowers young people to improve their cities.
With only two years to go until the Tokyo Olympics, is there enough time to plan for the heat?
Athletes and spectators are likely to encounter dangerously hot temperatures when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic games. With two years to go, there's still time to take protective measures.
Specializing in a specific sport at an early age is not necessary to become an Olympic athlete. In fact, the opposite is true.
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Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
There's nowhere quite like Japan – or at least, that's how the Japanese government tells it.
This rough and tumble sport has smashed through gender stereotypes – can it now be a force for social change?
For Rio de Janeiro and for Brazil, these Olympic Games arrived at the worst possible time.
Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.
Will the Winning Edge strategy impact sport participation and limit sports’ abilities to develop Olympic champions?
Australia has had a good start to the Rio Olympics. But does that mean that the strategy created in response to Australia's poor Olympic performance in 2012 is working?
Rugby sevens: on the Olympic programme in Rio.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Hands up if you love synchronised swimming.
It is Tokyo, after all. It was nearly 6am when a few thousand supporters gathered at Komazawa stadium, one of the key venues for Tokyo’s 1964 games, exploded in celebration as International Olympic Committee…