Sports Management

On performance analysis: Common sense, guided

2013-07-26: Performance analysis is never 100% definitive, but it guides understanding. Here's why choosing blindness just because 20/20 isn't on offer is a foolish response…

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A minimalism/ barefoot fad and inconsequential footstrikes?

2013-05-16: Was the barefoot and minimalist running 'explosion' just a fad? Recent stats from the shoe industry suggest a decline. Here's why it's more likely a…

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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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An Open Letter to Athletics South Africa: Address the non-selection controversies for the sake of athletes

2017-07-25: Athletics South Africa, the governing federation for Track and Field in South Africa, recently announced the SA squad for the upcoming World Athletics championships in…

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Testosterone, performance & intersex athletes: Will the IAAF evidence be enough?

2017-07-05: In 2015, the Court of Arbitration set aside an IAAF policy that required female athletes to have a Testosterone level below a cut-off threshold. …

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Concussion in cycling: A challenge for culture & policy change

2017-05-16: Dramatic footage in the aftermath of a Tom Skujns crash in the Tour of California triggered some discussion around cycling's concussion protocols. Some thoughts…

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The pursuit of the sub-2 marathon: Where to next?

2017-05-08: Where do we go next? Now that Eliud Kipchoge has taken us to the brink of a sub-2 hour marathon, have the boundaries of…

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