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Swimming world records – not a good day for Speedo

2009-07-29: Tuesday the 28th of July was not a good day for Speedo. Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time (in terms of medals), and Speedo’s…

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Swimsuit debate: Differing perspectives

2009-07-30: One of the positive effects of the ongoing swimsuit debate is the range of perspectives it brings forward. I had planned a detailed post on…

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Head injuries in Rugby Part 3: The key evidence and law change advice

2017-08-03: This is part 3 of the 3-part series on head injuries in rugby. It explores the two most interesting and relevant findings of the…

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Head injuries part 2: What makes a tackle risky?

2017-07-31: This is the second installment in a series of articles translating recent research I published on the risk of head injuries during rugby. This…

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Head injuries in Rugby, Part 1: Principle & high-level view

2017-07-27: World Rugby recently changed and clarified laws around the high tackle in an attempt to reduce the number of concussions in the sport. That…

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Has rugby applied high tackle laws, or have referees stopped enforcing them?

2017-04-26: Rugby introduced new high tackle laws with stricter sanctions for high tackles, aimed at lowering the height to reduce head injury risk. Recent criticism…

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Talent ID & Development: IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 lectures

2016-12-08: I’ve spent the last week, a very stimulating one, at the IMG Academy in Brandenton Florida, where I’ve lectured on the IAAF Level 5 and…

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2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals

2016-10-18: Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to…

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Banning the tackle in rugby: A lesson in A vs Z

2016-03-03: A group of 70 academics and doctors proposed this week that tackling should be banned for children playing rugby. Would this work? Is…

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