Last week I described, in detail, the evidence and process that has led to World Rugby’s High Tackle Framework and clampdown on high tackles. This time, I walk you through the case study of the recent U20s to illustrate the important concepts for risk identification.
High performance management
A look at the World Rugby concussion prevention approach that involves sanctions for dangerous high tackles to protect both players. I explain the rationale behind the strategy, the data and the desired outcomes.
This is a guest post by Norweigian scientist Erik Boye, in which he raises concerns about the imbalance in power in antidoping and how it erodes confidence in the antidoping system
The Science of Sport has a podcast! In case you missed, we have four episodes already, and the plan is a fortnightly discussion on some sports science issue that journalist Mike Finch and I deem to be engaging and of interest. This post summarizes what we’ve done so far!
The Caster Semenya controversy, or more accurately, the issue of DSDs in women’s sport, is the most complex issue ever faced by sport. I share here my views, start to finish, in what I hope is a comprehensive overview of the concepts, the evidence, and the weighting of the factors that led to CAS’ decision to support the IAAF regulation.