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Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why

Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why Copyright free image Copyright free: By Janalleman (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
British football clubs want children to specialise in only football from a young age, but would a multi-sports club produce better players? 

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016 Creative commons image By Markbarnes (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Can you tell whether a football player is going successfully score a penalty just by seeing how they prepare for it?

The refugees hoping to make a splash at Rio 2016

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The refugees hoping to make a splash at Rio 2016 Creative commons image UN Brasil under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jun 2016
This year's Olympics includes a team of Refugees for the first time. Hear some of the athlete's stories - and find out why their participation is...

Under Pressure again: Can the England team bring football home?

Under Pressure again: Can the England team bring football home? Creative commons image Ben Sutherland under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jun 2016
Can the young England team with the likes of Vardy, Kane and Dele Alli lay the ghosts of the past 50 years to rest by triumphing at UEFA Euro...

OpenLearn Live: 9th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 9th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Rw
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2016
One of the fathers of modern surfing remembered - and how dolphins are like The Chuckle Brothers. Then more free learning across the day.

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila?

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila? Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
The Thrilla in Manila - a bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier - was one of the legendary sporting events of the 20th Century. How does the...

Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Creative commons image Football.ua [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
The UEFA European Championship starts on Friday 10th June - get fanatical about football with our range of free articles, games and free courses on...

The art of performing under pressure

The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis respectively. How would...

What made Muhammad Ali "The Greatest"? Includes explicit content

What made Muhammad Ali Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali died on Friday June 3rd, 2016. Ellis Cashmore remembers a legend on both sides of the ropes.

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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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Funding elite sport Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
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...