Urban regeneration and tourism development are habitually touted as central reasons for a city to host the Olympics. Research shows that local people, however, often fail to benefit
Within the parasport community itself, inclusivity and access is a real issue, especially for those who do not fit the mold of how we think an athlete “should” look or move.
The #WeThe15 movement is rooted in good intention and falls short in a big way by using the Paralympic Games as a backdrop to its launch.
The media determines how Paralympians are depicted to viewers. What it chooses to focus on can help change attitudes about disability.
The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
As the Summer Games warm up, more research is needed on how heat acclimation can help Paralympians in particular prepare for extreme conditions
Since the Games’ post-war beginnings, the Paralympics have become the second-largest mega-event in the international sporting calendar. Is the core purpose being lost?
Physical activity barriers are still prevalent for people with disabilities, despite the increase in participation in the Paralympic Games.
Black women played a central role in the 2021 Olympic Games. And that role was more than just resistance and resilience.
A study has looked at which mega events took the largest toll on the environment and local people.
From skateboarding and climbing to baseball, the new Olympic events had varying degrees of success.
The Olympics will have to be adaptable in order to keep up with the rapidly shifting economic landscape and changing interest in the Games if it wants to continue to turn massive profits.
Many athletes have been seen strapping cuffs around their muscles during workouts – but does it have any affect on their performance?
Instead of boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, activists should pressure the IOC to let anyone attending the Games to express their views on China without fear of penalization.
Although it’s now an Olympic sport, at its core skateboarding is still a counter-cultural activity that represents creativity, community and personal expression.
The Tokyo Olympic Games are being called the most gender-equal Games ever — but does that label hold up under scrutiny?
Two of the world’s top athletes have raised awareness of mental health issues on the Olympic stage. An Olympian explains why mental training can be as important as physical training.
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.
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.
The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.