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Free online Sports / Fitness courses article icon

Education & Development 

Free online Sports / Fitness courses

Discover these free Sports and Fitness courses on OpenLearn.

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Science doesn't know how free divers do it article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Science doesn't know how free divers do it

It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite explain.

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Is sleep the secret of success? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Is sleep the secret of success?

Snooze you don’t lose:  Caroline Heaney asks 'Is sleep the secret ingredient of World Cup success?' 

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Why would British athletes choose winter sports? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Why would British athletes choose winter sports?

What's the attraction of winter sports in a mild climate?

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Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers article icon

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Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.

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Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League? article icon

Money & Business 

Has footballer price inflation run out of control in the Premier League?

The English Premier League is starting to suffer financial strains familiar in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. As the transfer window prepares to slam shut, Josh McLeod explains why men's football might be heading for a period of price stagnation.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Six Nations 2017

With the Six Nations here it's time to 'try' learning more about rugby with our fantastic range of free resources.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 19th August 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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Health, Sports & Psychology 

OpenLearn Live: 16th August 2016

The science of shuttlecocks. Then more free learning across the day.

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Can being part of a team help break the pain barrier? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Can being part of a team help break the pain barrier?

Competitive sport can have a massive impact on your body - but sharing the strain can help you cope, says Emma Cohen.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Recovery at the Rugby World Cup

Caroline Heaney sheds some light on the hot topic of recovery in professional sports tournaments like the Rugby World Cup.

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Are things changing in world rugby? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Are things changing in world rugby?

The Rugby World Cup 2015 - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose? Kath Woodward discusses the social side of sport.

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