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What do sports authorities have to do to take account of transgender competitors?

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What do sports authorities have to do to take account of transgender competitors? Creative commons image Santeri Viinamäki under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Mar 2016
Transgender people are now able to compete at the Olympics - but there are some who worry this might create opportunities for cheating. ...

OpenLearn Live: 18th March 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Mar 2016
Man against horse, and how nanotechnology might help prevent AIDs. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 17th March 2016

OpenLearn Live: 17th March 2016 Creative commons image Richard Matthews under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Mar 2016
The men who make up football results. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 15th March 2015

OpenLearn Live: 15th March 2015 Creative commons image Karsten Thormaehlen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Mar 2016
Celebrating the oldest Olympian. Then more free learning through the day - although we were offline for some of it.

OpenLearn Live: 14th March 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2016
Tributes to Doreen Massey, emeritus professor of Geography at the OU, and the Crimean veterans who played cricket. Free learning from across the...

Do children exercise less in winter?

Do children exercise less in winter? Creative commons image Scorpions & Centaurs under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2016
New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.

Six Nations 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of resources.

Why don't statistics reveal when sports matches have been fixed?

Why don't statistics reveal when sports matches have been fixed? Creative commons image Voo De Mar under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2016
Sport is awash in data - so you'd assume it'd be easy to tell if a game has been rigged on the whim of a shady gambling syndicate. It's not that...

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Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?

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Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots? Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our team is doing, and it creates great sporting moments and sports...

Funding elite sport

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the...