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Best male biathletes 'more attractive'

Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol.

Women close the gender gap in television coverage of Olympics

Women in the United States may still have to contend with a shortfall in their lifetime earnings and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, but they've closed the gender gap in at least one arena—the television coverage they ...

Gender verification called into question

With graceful strides across the finish line and a smile breaking across her face, South African 800m runner Caster Semenya raised a finger to the air to signal she won the race for herself and her country, having no idea ...

Research examines masculinity and sexuality in sport

Preliminary research out of the University of Cincinnati is providing a rare look at the construction of masculinity on the covers of mainstream and gay-themed sports magazines. The research by Jodi Stooksberry and J. A. ...

Facebook tries to get into TV game

World-class athletes aren't the only ones with Olympic hopes. Facebook Inc. participated in a different kind of trial in London: whether it can extend its online popularity to the television airwaves and compete with Twitter ...

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