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Comments by Chungwon Choue, President World Taekwondo Federation At a time when international sport is facing many difficulties, it is important that we do not forget the...

IAAF Task Force Chief Praises Anti-Doping Changes Made by Russia but Warns Cultural Problems...

Fresh accusations of state-sponsored doping by Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been "discussed" by the International Association of Athletics Federations...

Is Anyone Protecting Youth Football Players?

While Congress and the National Football League battle over the league's reluctance to fund a study on brain injuries that might have been caused...

Special Measures Approved to Suspend Debts Owed by Brazilian State Governments Until After Rio...

A special measure meaning State Governments across Brazil do not have to repay debts until the end of the year has been passed in...

Australian Athletes to be given Zika-proof Condoms for Rio 2016

Australia's Olympic athletes will be given extra-protective condoms to guard them from the Zika virus at Rio 2016. The "Dual Protect Viva Gel" condoms contain...

Kids, Nights, and Weight

Children who don’t get a good night’s sleep might wind up with an overweight body. Researchers saw it in around 1,900 children ranging in ages from birth to 13 years old. The researchers looked at sleep patterns and weight in 1997 and 2002. According to UCLA researcher Frederick Zimmerman, “It was roughly 10 hours of sleep a night. Kids who didn’t get enough sleep by that standard had roughly 80 percent more probability of being obese subsequently.” The researchers say naps during the day don’t offset the effect. They think a lack of nighttime sleep throws off key hormones that affect weight and metabolism. The study in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Tennis Arena Name Controversy Erupts in Australia over Margaret Court Comments

With Martina Navratilova joining calls for the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne to be renamed after the Australian tennis great said she would boycott...

Joël Bouzou: Time for transformative actions as April 6 is approaching

On April 6, people unite by one language and one belief: the language of sport and conviction of a possible peace. In 2014, the...

IOC President to Miss Opening Ceremony of Paralympic Games for First Time in 32...

Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Wednesday - the first time the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will...

Rousseff and Lula To Be Offered “Place of Honour” at Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in a “place of honour”, Sports...

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