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  • 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

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    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

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

    By The Akhal-Tech Collective

    Tajikistan won its first independent Gold during Rio 2016. For a nation without a lot to celebrate, it's a big deal.

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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

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

    By The Akhal-Tech Collective

    Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan didn't quite make it to the podium - but her performance still helped lift a country...

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    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

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    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.
  • How Team GB cyclists peaked at the Olympics and owned the velodrome Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    How Team GB cyclists peaked at the Olympics and owned the velodrome

    By Candice Lingam-Willgoss

    While Great Britain celebrates Team Gb's wins at the velodrome, it seems other countries' coaches are baffled by...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2016

  • How Team GB cyclists peaked at the Olympics and owned the velodrome

    How Team GB cyclists peaked at the Olympics and owned the velodrome Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Adam.J.W.C. (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
    While Great Britain celebrates Team Gb's wins at the velodrome, it seems other countries' coaches are baffled by their success. This article explains how...
  • OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Two Wings under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    What's the stuff that gymnasts put on their hands? How is Australia helping Japan identify the dead of the Second...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Two Wings under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
    What's the stuff that gymnasts put on their hands? How is Australia helping Japan identify the dead of the Second World War? How is Park Hill changing?...
  • Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender Creative commons image Icon André Zehetbauer under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender

    By Dr Helen Owton

    Why is there so much gender discrimination in the Olympics? Helen Owton explores sexism and misconceptions about...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2016

  • Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender

    Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender Creative commons image Icon André Zehetbauer under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Aug 2016
    Why is there so much gender discrimination in the Olympics? Helen Owton explores sexism and misconceptions about gender in sport. 
  • Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list Creative commons image Icon Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why has the diving pool gone green? What does 'your team' mean in 2016? Will hosting the games make people happier?...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list

    Rio 2016: Green pools, drug cheats, sexism and nationality - A short reading list Creative commons image Icon Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
    Why has the diving pool gone green? What does 'your team' mean in 2016? Will hosting the games make people happier? How sexist are the Olympics? A round up...
  • 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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2016

  • 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 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 acclaimed kicking...
  • What made Muhammad Ali Creative commons image Icon Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What made Muhammad Ali "The Greatest"?

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Muhammad Ali died on Friday June 3rd, 2016. Ellis Cashmore remembers a legend on both sides of the ropes.

    Includes explicit content

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2016

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

    What made Muhammad Ali Creative commons image Icon 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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    Science: sport, the science behind medals

    Course Course
    Introductory level Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2017
    Examine the roles that science and technology play in modern sport and develop an...
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