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‘Shut up and play’: a brief history of athlete activism article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

‘Shut up and play’: a brief history of athlete activism

Despite many sports organisers and fans maintaining a belief that sport and politics do not mix, sport has consistently proven itself as a breeding ground for activism and protest. The argument that sport and politics should be kept separate is perhaps most prevalent when it comes to athletes expressing their political views. This article ...

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The case of Simone Biles and perceptions of athlete mental health article icon

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The case of Simone Biles and perceptions of athlete mental health

When Simone Biles withdrew from several events at Tokyo 2020 due to mental health struggles, the gymnast came under fire from both the global media and the general public. The social media response revealed a polarising narrative, with many supporting Biles and engaging in a broader discussion concerning athlete mental health, while others ...

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The football World Cup: where sport and politics collide free course icon Level

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The football World Cup: where sport and politics collide

Occasionally, controversies arise that remind us of the link between sport and politics. It was once common for leading figures in the sporting world to declare that sport was, effectively, a politics-free zone. Sport was cast as the perpetual innocent party, liable to be corrupted by any connection with politics. However, it has become ...

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Supporting female performance in sport and fitness free course icon Level Badge icon

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Supporting female performance in sport and fitness

Do you support women’s performance in sport or fitness as a coach or parent? Are you a female athlete who wants to optimise your performance using recent research insights? If so, then this free course is for you. It addresses the problem of sports science research traditionally being male dominated and the assumption that if it works for men ...

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New course: Supporting female performance in sport and fitness article icon

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New course: Supporting female performance in sport and fitness

This brand new free course explores issues relating to women participating in sport and fitness.

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Euro 2022 Championships

The UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Championships was held in England and won by the hosts. Congratulations to the Lionesses! Take a look at our dedicated content for the tournament.

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Issues in women's health in relation to sport and fitness article icon

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Issues in women's health in relation to sport and fitness

Explore some themes in women's sport in the following animations.

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Why do female footballers experience knee injuries and what can be done? article icon

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Why do female footballers experience knee injuries and what can be done?

A study in 2019 found female footballers had more than double the incidence rate of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury compared to male football players. Nigel Wright looks at the reasons behind this.

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Growing the popularity of women’s football in the UK article icon

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Growing the popularity of women’s football in the UK

England's three group games at the 2022 UEFA European Championships are a sell-out and Alex Twitchen looks at the how women's football in the UK can become even bigger.

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How inclusive is women’s football? article icon

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How inclusive is women’s football?

Despite it being an important site for gender equality, not everyone’s experiences in women’s football are the same.

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The business of football

This free course, The business of football, was produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by men's and women's football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course is for you.

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15 hrs
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Wimbledon - The Championships

This year's Wimbledon tournament is 100 years since the All England Club’s move to Church Road, and the centenary of Centre Court. We've created a dedicated page for tennis and Wimbledon.

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