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The “soft” vs tough debate, and rugby’s concussion culture challenge: Four Minute Mull E2

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:17
In this episode of #thefourminutemull, I address the player welfare issue facing rugby. Last year, some controversy erupted when a player was cited for a dangerous tackle, leading some to say the sport was going soft. This "soft vs tough" argument is a cultural challenge rugby needs to address, and I talk here about seeking that compromise for the sake of the players and the sport. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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The Four Minute Mull 2018, E1

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:55
This is episode 1 of the Four Minute Mull, my hopefully weekly attempt at adding insight and thoughts to the world of sport. In this prologue episode, I look ahead to 2018, where the two big global sporting events will put sport's lack of integrity squarely in the spotlight, and to some of the other stories we're likely to cover this year, ranging from Froome's salbutamol case to intersex athletes in athletics. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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Brief thoughts on Froome’s salbutamol result

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:08
So by now you’ve read the news – if you haven’t, or even if you have, read it here, because Daniel Benson has done a really good job of explaining the story and some of its implications, and he has added good insights into what may come next. Chris Froome, tested on 7 September, during […] The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance

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