2020 Tokyo Olympics: A show of political rivalry between China and the US

After 17 days of competition, China and the US were locked in a dead heat for gold medal supremacy. Their competition at the games also represents their increasing great power rivalry. As the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo ended, the US barely edged China out on top of the gold medals tables on the last day. … Continue reading 2020 Tokyo Olympics: A show of political rivalry between China and the US

Can exercise reduce the effects of poor sleep?

Poor quality sleep can shave years off your life, and these effects may be magnified if you don't get enough physical activity. That's the bad news. The good news is that getting more exercise may help counter some of the health risks known to accompany poor quality sleep, new research shows. Folks who scored low … Continue reading Can exercise reduce the effects of poor sleep?

Simone Biles stirs debate on global mental health issues

First it was Naomi Osaka, now weeks later a tearful Simone Biles. Two of the biggest names in sport have publicly revealed that they are struggling with their mental health—and they could be the catalyst for wider change. Simone Biles The superstar American gymnast Biles on Tuesday stunned the Tokyo Olympics when she pulled out of the women’s team final, … Continue reading Simone Biles stirs debate on global mental health issues

Pink to pay fines for handball players who refused bikini bottoms

American musician Pink has offered to pay the fine handed to Norway's beach handball team after they wore shorts instead of bikini bottoms. The Norwegian women's team was fined €1,500 last week for breaking the rules by the Disciplinary Committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF). But Pink said on Twitter she was "proud" of … Continue reading Pink to pay fines for handball players who refused bikini bottoms

2021 Tokyo Olympics: Female athletes too sexy for sports

The Norwegian women’s beach handball team were fined because their shorts were too long, British Paralympian Olivia Breen was told by an official that her briefs were too short and Olympic swimmer Alice Dearing won’t be allowed to wear a swimming cap for natural black hair at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Ahead of the Games, … Continue reading 2021 Tokyo Olympics: Female athletes too sexy for sports

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, with 24 Grand Slam titles between them, both withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday with the Spanish star also pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career". Rafael Nadal Nadal's snub of the Olympics was later followed by world number five Dominic Thiem also withdrawing from … Continue reading Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Czech Republic crowned winners of Euro 2021

Czech Republic have been crowned European football champions after beating Denmark 3-2 in the final of the delayed Euro 2020 (now Euro 2021), a simulation of the tournament played out on a supercomputer, that analysed teams and their results over the last 20 years, has predicted. Kylian Mbappe The European Championships, which will kick off … Continue reading Czech Republic crowned winners of Euro 2021

Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

The highest-paid female athlete in the world, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, decided to leave the French Open at the end of May citing her battle with depression and anxiety. Her withdrawal from the tournament created a media frenzy, and divided journalists and fans. But it has also started a conversation about athletes and mental health that … Continue reading Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

Female referees officiate FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time

Stéphanie Frappart and Kateryna Monzul are set to become the first female match officials to take charge of men’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers. Frappart will referee the match between the Netherlands and Latvia in Amsterdam on 27 March, while Monzul, for her part, will oversee the encounter between Austria and the Faroe Islands in Vienna … Continue reading Female referees officiate FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time

Breakdancing added to Paris 2024 Olympics

Breakdancing is to make its Olympic debut at the 2024 games in Paris, the International Olympic Committee has announced. The sport, referred to as 'breaking', is confirmed as part of the event programme along with skateboarding, climbing and surfing, which will be retained after debuting at the Tokyo Games in 2021. It was proposed by Paris organisers almost two years ago … Continue reading Breakdancing added to Paris 2024 Olympics