Sports Science

4-bullet Friday: More on the age-elite athlete thing, you all rock, plus “My most interesting” links for you

2019-02-08: Real quick-fire today, with some links and things I found interesting this week: On Wednesday, I wrote a short thought on whether the conventional wisdom…

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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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Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women

2018-08-02: Along with two prominent scientists, we have recently called for the research study on testosterone's effects in women athletes to be retracted. This research…

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Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome: Le Monde Op-Ed

2018-07-06: The French newspaper Le Monde asked me to write an Op-Ed on the 2018 Tour de France, specifically addressing the question "Can we trust Chris…

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The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?

2018-04-19: Boston 2018 was one for the archives. A brutally cold, wet and windy day made for incredible, unpredictable elite races, and a whole lot…

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Pacing physiology and the limit to performance: A #fourminute mull

2018-02-15: The latest four minute mull explores pacing strategies, physiology and fatigue. In so doing, I offer a theory for the limits to human performance…

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Team Sky and Marginal Games

2018-01-15: UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their…

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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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