What is the toughest Olympic Sport? | Burning Questions

Several Olympic sports lay claim to being the toughest. The technicality of speed skating, the skill of figure skating, the bravery of ski jumping. But there are few sports on the planet that are as notoriously tough as the dreaded biathlon. (BURNING QUESTIONS – WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST OLYMPIC SPORT?) Combining gruelling cross-country skiing with shooting – No, it’s not […]

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Doping in sport: why it can’t be stopped | The Economist

Doping in sport: why it can’t be stopped | The Economist

It was one of sport’s darkest episodes A much bigger scandal with Russian athletes than we knew Following the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014… …Russia was proved to have carried out… …a vast state-sponsored doping operation Conspiracy to conceal positive tests Widespread doping by Russian athletes at the Sochi Olympics I don’t think anyone was expecting the gravity… …in terms […]

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China Dreams Football: The Rise of Private Sports Schools | Coming of Age

China Dreams Football: The Rise of Private Sports Schools | Coming of Age

(CHINA DREAMS FOOTBALL: THE RISE OF PRIVATE SPORTS SCHOOLS. AS CHINA GROWS MORE PROSPEROUS, MANY MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTS ARE UNWILLING TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO STATE-RUN SPORTS SCHOOLS. INCREASINGLY THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS STEPPING IN AS A DOMINANT FORCE IN THE SPORTS SCHOOL MARKET. AFTER THE 2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES, INVESTMENT POURED INTO THE CHINESE SPORTS INDUSTRY. FOOTBALL HAS EMERGED AS […]

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How To Improve Your Swimming Stroke Technique ft. Coach Jack Bauerle | Olympians’ Tips

How To Improve Your Swimming Stroke Technique ft. Coach Jack Bauerle | Olympians’ Tips

Hi, I’m Jack Bauerle, Olympic swimming coach. And I’m here to help you with some of your swimming needs. Everything that we’ll be doing here today has been practised umpty-ump times by our swimmers, so it becomes second nature and basically motor memory. Looking at the fly stroke right here. Just got to make sure the recovery is easy, you […]

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Figure Skating vs Ice Hockey | Who Will be Best at the Other Sport? | Sports Swap Challenge

Figure Skating vs Ice Hockey | Who Will be Best at the Other Sport? | Sports Swap Challenge

(SPORTS SWAP) I’m Herberts Vasiljevs, Latvia, ice hockey. Herberts Vasiljevs! I love fast-paced hockey, the challenge, the competition and when a goal is scored, it’s unbelievable! (3-TIME OLYMPIAN, (TURIN 2006, VANCOUVER 2010, SOCHI 2014) I’m Valentina Marchei and I’m a figure skater from Italy. The good thing about our sport is there are no copies. Being yourself, we are all […]

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