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  • Explore free courses on sport and fitness

    Did you know that OpenLearn is full of content exploring the fascinating and exciting world of sport and fitness?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2018

  • Explore free courses on sport and fitness

    Explore free courses on sport and fitness New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    Did you know that OpenLearn is full of content exploring the fascinating and exciting world of sport and fitness?
  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket? Creative commons image Icon Ryan Dickey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    By Dr Keith Perry, Steven Freeland, Dr Emma Kavanagh

    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2018

  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket? Creative commons image Icon Ryan Dickey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2018
    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should stick to the rules.
  • Women in sport: insights from gold medallists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock

    Women in sport: insights from gold medallists

    OpenLearn is celebrating International Women's Day. Watch these videos of Olympic champions Helen...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2018

  • Women in sport: insights from gold medallists

    Women in sport: insights from gold medallists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Mar 2018
    OpenLearn is celebrating International Women's Day. Watch these videos of Olympic champions Helen Richardson-Walsh and Alex Danson discussing...
  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Cpl Keenan Zelazoski / US Marines
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

    Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Cpl Keenan Zelazoski / US Marines
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his...
  • How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay

    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    By Hannah Moir, Chris Howe

    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    How can you exercise safely in the heat? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the...
  • The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images

    The art of performing under pressure

    By Ben Lyttleton

    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 May 2017

  • The art of performing under pressure

    The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2017
    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis respectively. How would acclaimed kicking...
  • Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: PIVISO.com

    Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2016

  • Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

    Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: PIVISO.com
    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 Games.
  • Hammering into hearts: How Dilshod Nazarov's Rio victory lifted the Tajiks Creative commons image Icon Rjruiziii under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2016

  • 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 Icon 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.
  • Rio 2016: Aisuluu Tynybekova - not quite a medalist; still a national hero Creative commons image Icon Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 3.0 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2016

  • 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 Icon 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 Creative commons image Icon Citizen59 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, as it reopens the debate...

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    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

    Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list Creative commons image Icon 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.

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    Science: sport, the science behind medals

    Science: sport, the science behind medals Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    Examine the roles that science and technology play in modern sport and develop an...
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