Be it doping in sport, hot topics like Caster Semenya or Oscar Pistorius, or the dehydration myth, we try to translate the science behind sports and sports performance. Consider a donation if you like what you see here!
What is the global standing of the Commonwealth Games? How do nations and sports compare, within an Olympic-focused strategy? A look at how Commonwealth Games success, and our response to it, might be calibrated against the bigger, global picture
The physiological implications of performance are explained in this article. They show plausibility, within historical contexts, but also compel the same questions to be asked of the sport.
Very brief thoughts on the 2014 Tour, and a particular nostalgic moment to 2009, when David Walsh actually introduced me to performance analysis as a means to flag possible doping. How times (and nationalities) have changed.
Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18-month bans reduced to only six months on appeal. I look at the broader issues faced by anti-doping in the context of this decision
Four brief thoughts on the first mountain top finish of the 2014 Tour de France, where Vincenzo Nibali asserted his dominance on the race
What does it take to win sprint stages and the green jersey of the Tour de France? I explore the power output, aerodynamics and tactics of a pro sprint, with a little help from a guest contributor expert