News tagged with olympic athletes

Good fighters are bad runners

For mice and men, a strength in one area of Darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. A look at Olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. It's long been supposed that strength ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in Evolution
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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 ...

dateApr 15, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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Still no 'justice for all' for female athletes

Spanish hurdler María José Martínez-Patiño, who in the 1980s endured harsh global media attention when she was subjected to unscientific gender tests, is co-author of a study that takes stock of current sexual verification ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Ancient Olympians glorified gods and community

As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games open in London on Friday (July 27) with an internationally televised glitzy ceremony, including a parade of more than 10,000 athletes from around the world who will compete in 32 sports, you ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Other
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