• Super spikes: the next shoe advantage?

    Another controversy about technology giving an unfair advantage at the Olympics? Nike just do it.

    Rai Benjamin of the US may have won the silver medal for Men’s 400-metre hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics this week, but...

    Materials August 5, 2021
  • The Cosmos Big Olympic Quiz

    From racing a bull shark to lifting cows, these are the Olympic stats you didn’t know you needed.

    Grab your beers and put your thinking caps on, because it's time for the Cosmos Big Olympic Quiz – but don't expect i...

    Core Sciences August 3, 2021
  • Olympic cardboard beds win a silver medal

    Does cardboard cut it as furniture?

    The world’s best athletes are always the focus at Olympics, but this year in Tokyo they’ve been almost outperformed a...

    Materials July 29, 2021
  • How sustainable are the Olympic Games?

    Not very, according to a new evaluation.

    The International Olympic Committee’s Sustainability Strategy claims to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Su...

    Earth April 20, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Physical inactivity a risk factor for severe COVID and deathA paper published in BMJ Sports has established a lin...

    COVID April 17, 2021
  • Transgender runners at no advantage

    Trans female athletes in the Olympics? Only a matter of time.

    A year after gender reassignment surgery, trans women have no edge over the rest of the field. Credit: MIKE POWELL / ...

    Biology May 24, 2016
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