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It’s been so long since I wrote anything here, I fear I’ve forgotten how. All I’ve written in the last few months is academic ..read more

Last week I described, in detail, the evidence and process that has led to World Rugby's High Tackle Framework and clampdown on high ..read more

A look at the World Rugby concussion prevention approach that involves sanctions for dangerous high tackles to protect both players. I ..read more

This is a guest post by Norweigian scientist Erik Boye, in which he raises concerns about the imbalance in power in antidoping and how it ..read more

Sun Yang is the villain of the piece, with two protests creating a dramatic backstory at the World Championships. He is emblamatic of a ..read more

The Court of Arbitration have released the full decision in the Caster Semenya case. I share here a few thoughts on how that verdict was ..read more

The Science of Sport has a podcast! In case you missed, we have four episodes already, and the plan is a fortnightly discussion on some ..read more

This is a guest post, sort of. Well, it’s a post that was co-authored by myself, along with two other academics – Roger Pielke Jr from ..read more

The Caster Semenya controversy, or more accurately, the issue of DSDs in women's sport, is the most complex issue ever faced by sport. I ..read more

Eliud Kipchoge is a physiological marvel. The Nike Vaporfly is a technological marvel. Both improve marathon performance. Except these ..read more

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