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Japanese infectious disease experts are "pessimistic" about holding the Games in Tokyo next summer.
In the documentary “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.
When organizers for the 2012 Olympics allowed themselves to imagine their worst public health fears, they always found one scenario particularly troubling: What if someone walked into a London hospital in the middle of the Games with an unusual infectious disease?
Their solution to this problem was a surveillance program unlike anything ever attempted for a global sporting event. The results were so successful that this system of targeting undiagnosed severe infectious diseases in hospitals was implemented by Britain’s National Health Service and quickly set a global standard.
Rio used it for the 2016 Olympics. Tokyo adopted it for the entire city before the 2020 Games. And earlier this year, it worked precisely as designed.
The surveillance program driven by the unique risks of the Olympics helped Japan identify the first case of a novel coronavirus within its borders
In a typical year, more than 3.6 billion people globally tune in to watch the Olympic Games. What most of these viewers don’t know is that just like one in five Americans, many of these Olympic athletes similarly face serious mental health challenges and struggle to find the necessary support and resources.
The Weight of Gold seeks to inspire discussion about mental health issues, encourage people to seek help, and highlight the need for readily available support.
The Olympics bill themselves as celebrations of physical fitness, but often leave sickness and compromised health systems in their wake.
The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honour of their gods. The Isthmos game were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years near Delphi. The most famous games held at Olympia, South- West of Greece, which took place every four years. The ancient Olympics seem to have begun in the early 700 BC, in honour of Zeus.
Is the practice of cupping beneficial or does it just give a placebo effect?
Just what does it take to power Simone Biles' signature half-twisting double backflip or Allyson Felix's lightning-fast sprint?
It turns out, the amount Olympians eat can vary tremendously depending not only on the events they're competing in, but also their body type and lifestyle outside the Olympic arena. The average Olympic shooter, for instance, may have very different caloric needs than a swimmer like Michael Phelps.
Olympic diets traditionally are known for being carefully calculated for each sport. A tiny gymnast might subsist on fruits and vegetables, while Olympic weightlifting winners could require enormous steaks at every meal. And then there’s Michael Phelps, whose diet dedication deserves its own medal.
If anyone knows what it takes to push through a workout, stay calm under pressure, or fuel up for a long day, it’s an Olympic athlete. And what they’ve learned extends way beyond sports. Their lessons show you how to succeed, no matter what your goals.
Michael Phelps benefited from some time away from his sport, and more athletes may do likewise
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition.
Though it’s unclear if D’Agostino’s knee will allow her to compete, both runners have already done more to inspire us than any medal ever could.
There’s no need to make consideration of race in sports a taboo. In fact, sports provide the most rigid laboratory control possible—the level playing field—to guide us through the thicket of ideological correctness. So kick back and celebrate the triumphs of the DNA Olympics.
Learn professional athletes' tricks for staying in shape—and how to apply them to your life.
Flu, traffic accidents, and traveler’s diarrhea are the real public health threats that tourists face at Brazil’s Olympics. Also: Look out for floating garbage.
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The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team’s podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada’s elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day.
The USOC has two primary responsibilities in its oversight of Olympic and Paralympic sport in the United States. The first is to generate resources in support of its mission, which is to help American athletes achieve sustained competitive excellence. The second is to ensure organizational resources are wisely and effectively used to that end.
The London 2012 Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, starting a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crosses the world once again.
The city of PyeongChang will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. This followed 1 round of voting by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 6 July 2011 at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.
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Action everywhere, from the Black Sea coast to the Krasnaya Polyana mountains. Superb competition venues for spectacular events, historic performances and numerous records – the XXII Olympic Winter Games kept all their promises. Here are the most memorable athlete exploits that took place in Sochi between 6 and 23 February 2014...
Fifty-six years after having organised the Olympic Games, the Japanese capital will be hosting a Summer edition for the second time, from 24 July to 9 August 2020. The Games in 1964 radically transformed the country.
The venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games stretched over a 120-kilometre zone from Richmond, through downtown Vancouver and north to the mountain resort of Whistler. Drawing on both new and existing facilities, VANOC’s goal was to create spectacular theatres for sport that provide top conditions for athletes and a welcome place for spectators to experience the excitement of competition.