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Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2016
Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of pieces about the Paralympic...

OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016 Creative commons image Nick Webb under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2016
Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from across the day.

Life after the Olympics: retirement

Life after the Olympics: retirement Creative commons image AdamKR under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2016
What does the retired life hold for Olympians such as Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Michael Phelps? Can they cope with the change of lifestyle?

Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks

Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks Creative commons image Rjruiziii under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Tajikistan won its first independent Gold during Rio 2016. For a nation without a lot to celebrate, it's a big deal.

What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food?

What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food? Creative commons image Indra Galbo under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Gourmet chefs fed the athletes of the Olympic Games. Then, they fed the poor.

Rio 2016: Aisuluu Tynybekova - not quite a medalist; still a national hero

Rio 2016: Aisuluu Tynybekova - not quite a medalist; still a national hero Creative commons image Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 3.0 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan didn't quite make it to the podium - but her performance still helped lift a country hit by a doping scandal.

Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

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Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list Creative commons image Citizen59 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, as it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your body. Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.

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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...