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2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

2015-01-03: Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science.…

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Melting in Melbourne: Thoughts on the heat

2014-01-16: Heat-induced collapses, retirements and capitulations finally forced Australian Open organizers to suspend play on Day 4 due to extreme heat. Amidst allegations of inhumane…

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Rugby World Cup: The ref debate

2011-10-23: It’s been a long time between posts – busy work periods, lack of inspiration, lack of news stories (well, that’s not entirely true!), but pick…

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Edinburgh: The final 3 minutes

2011-05-31: It’s here to stay, people, so enjoy it. We have embedded this from Universal Sports, whose coverage of rugby is actually very good—so readers in…

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Pressure points and performance: Choking and panic

2011-03-26: Cricket is not a sport that we’ve done a great deal of analysis of here on The Science of Sport. The irony is that the…

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Two doping cases: Exonerated vs punished. Fair or foul?

2011-02-04: Yesterday, a reader sent me a link for an article from the Telegraph newspaper, titled “Rugby Union players are exonerated while cyclists take the blame.  How is…

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Year in review: Sports website of the year

2010-12-17: If you are a regular reader of this site, then you probably appreciate analysis and insight more than most.  At least, that’s what we try…

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Kayaking wrap from Poznan

2010-08-25: The 2010 ICF Sprint World championships in Poznan are now over, and the focus now shifts to Olympic qualification next year, and then hopefully onto…

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Delays and canoe sprint world champs from Poland

2010-08-21: Well, it’s been a long time between posts, please accept my apologies.  I will blame: burn-out (leading to writer’s block!) after the Tour de France…

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