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Swimming world records – not a good day for Speedo

2009-07-29: Tuesday the 28th of July was not a good day for Speedo. Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time (in terms of medals), and Speedo’s…

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Swimsuit debate: Differing perspectives

2009-07-30: One of the positive effects of the ongoing swimsuit debate is the range of perspectives it brings forward. I had planned a detailed post on…

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Head injury risk in rugby: U20 World Champs case study

2019-08-23: 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. …

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Protecting the rugby player’s head – the paradox of tackler height and head injury

2019-08-13: 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…

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The Sun Yang-Mack Horton-FINA affair: Don’t stare too long at the Sun (sorry…)

2019-07-24: Sun Yang is the villain of the piece, with two protests creating a dramatic backstory at the World Championships. He is emblamatic of a loss…

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The aging of elite performance: “Geriatric champions” and have the rules for getting older changed?

2019-02-06: Yesterday, I was sent this link. It says that Dwain Chambers, he of THG and a doping ban in 2004 (!), is making a comeback,…

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NUDGE: A data-driven attempt at reducing concussion risk in rugby. A process explained

2018-10-16: Rugby, like many contact sports, faces a concussion issue. Over the last three years, I have been involved in research and subsequent law change…

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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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