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Giving Birth and Running Faster

September 20, 2022

Giving Birth and Running Faster by Kate Raphael

In the world of elite running, a woman who returns to peak performance after pregnancy is often considered a novelty -- but it's more common than you would think. This misconception originates from outdated and bigoted assumptions about what different bodies can do.

Watching the Olympics While the World Burns

August 01, 2021

Watching the Olympics While the World Burns by Zoë Hayden

After one year of postponement, the Tokyo Olympics went on as planned. Back in June, NHK reported that 10,000 volunteers had quit [https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/thousands-tokyo-olympics-volunteers-quit-nhk-2021-06-02/] ahead of the Games. This week, coronavirus cases in Tokyo are surging, with record-breaking daily

It's Time to Talk About Disordered Eating in Sports

April 08, 2021

It's Time to Talk About Disordered Eating in Sports by Jodie Hare

In the pursuit for sporting success, an athlete can find themselves committing to any number of personal sacrifices, whether it's hobbies, time spent with friends and family, or other fulfilling activities. These sacrifices, though sometimes made with a heavy heart, are often understood as part

Hockey and COVID Protocol In This Brave New World

January 23, 2021

Hockey and COVID Protocol In This Brave New World by Zoë Hayden

Sports organizations have continued to announce schedules and hype their upcoming games and seasons on social media as if these are normal times – but of course they aren't, and every organized sporting event is burdened now by very serious public health questions as they attempt