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As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look ahead to what 2014 might bring!
A look back on the year gone, in the form of a detailed sports quiz. If it happened, we've got it covered!
Welcome to 2012! It’s an Olympic year, the undoubted highlight of the year for us, but there are Tours, Marathons, meets and matches to cover and we are looking forward to the analysis, debate and discussion. We hit our three millionth visitor on New Year’s Eve, and we’re hoping for another million this year! Dollars, […]
Looking back on 2011, but through an academic lens, leaves the impossible task of trying to pick a research highlight. I guess in much the same way as your choice of a Sports Star of the Year would be influenced by your choice of sport (Messi, Djokovic, Cavendish or Wellington), the choice of most exciting […]
Having earlier awarded “Controversy of the Year” to the Oscar Pistorius story, here are some other noteworthy controversies that affected sport in 2011. Caster Semenya – back on the stage Caster Semenya was undoubtedly the big controversy of 2009, when she won the 800m world title amid speculation and tests about her gender. 2010 was […]
Controversy is never far from sport, and therefore the science of sport. Many of the controversies in recent years have been directly related to science – think Caster Semenya in 2009, doping in sport (every year), swimsuits and performance in 2008. 2011 didn’t produce a “new” controversy, but rather reruns of the same dramas we’ve […]
Merry Christmas everyone To all our readers: Thank you so much for your support and readership over the course of the year. Christmas is now only days away, and being the time for giving, it’s appropriate to give our thanks for all your comments, feedback, discussion and even criticisms! The Year in Review, aka Science […]
Choosing a best website is an impossible task, because it depends very much what you are looking for. My criteria for a great website include insight and analysis – I don’t wish to simply read about what happened, because chances are, if I’m a sports fan, I’ve already seen it. I don’t wish to wake […]
The title “Video of the Year” is often a euphemism for one of two things: 1) extreme sportsmen or -women doing outrageous stunts that defy belief (and sanity), or 2) people doing ordinary things, like mountain-biking, before some extra-ordinary event turns them into YouTube sensations. Both the above categories are catered for in the collection […]