Athletes

This is how athletes can overcome breathing disorders

This is how athletes can overcome breathing disorders

The new breathing techniques, now named the Olin Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction Biphasic Inspiration Techniques (EILOBI), were developed and introduced by Olin, and are the subject of the research.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

A team of researchers have found that contact in sports like soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effect on the brain of young and healthy athletes.

Aug 22, 2017, 23:01 PM IST
New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers engineered moisture-sensitive cells to not only pull flaps open but also light up in response to humid conditions.

May 21, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Mar 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Revealed: Surprising link between athletics and addiction

Revealed: Surprising link between athletics and addiction

Though a full spectrum of sports was represented in the study--including gymnastics, martial arts, rowing and dance, most participants competed in team sports, hockey in particular.

Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Union Budget 2017: Sports budget hiked by Rs 350 crore; focus on Commonwealth Games, Asiad

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 1943 crore, compared to Rs 1592 crore earmarked last year.

Feb 01, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

WADA urges athletes to check accuracy of hacked data

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that some of the athlete data leaked by a Russian cyber espionage group has been changed from its initial form, and has asked "affected parties" for feedback on any inaccuracies.

Oct 06, 2016, 04:37 AM IST
Sports Ministry calls for grievance redressal system for athletes

Sports Ministry calls for grievance redressal system for athletes

The Ministry said the NSFs need to have effective systems in place to ensure that aggrieved athletes are supported well in case of disputes in the international arena.

Jun 17, 2016, 18:03 PM IST

Olympics: Sleep drug ban for Aussie athletes

Australia`s Olympic athletes must agree to having their bags and other possessions searched by team officials who Friday introduced a new ban on sleeping drugs from the day they are selected for Rio.

Aug 28, 2015, 13:12 PM IST
WADA considering banning countries for doping: Craig Reedie

WADA considering banning countries for doping: Craig Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is considering a blanket ban on countries whose athletes regularly dope in the wake of a series of damaging blows for the sport in recent days, according to its

Aug 19, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Top Kenyan athletes slam doping claims

 Kenyan runners have called for stricter doping control to stem the surge in cases that have thrown the distance running powerhouse under the bus following an explosive German TV documentary aired last weekend.

Aug 08, 2015, 15:04 PM IST
Doping tests for athletes evolve but gaps remain

Doping tests for athletes evolve but gaps remain

Tests to detect performance-enhancing drugs in athletes are improving, but even the newest have limitations, testing experts say, following recent reports of widespread doping in athletics.

Aug 06, 2015, 10:26 AM IST
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

Concussion may impact men and women differently

Concussion or a violent shock as from a heavy blow may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, says a study.

Jul 25, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

Benefits of chocolate milk vary according to workout intensities

Chocolate milk has it all whether it comes to proteins, carbs, sugar or the taste and is also trending with athletes, but a big question arises that is this dairy beverage perfect for everyone in replenishing the energy?

Jul 20, 2015, 10:34 AM IST

Now, breast milk sold online for athletes!

With surge of online sales, breast milk has become a commodity -- and not just for infants, says an editorial published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

Jun 17, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

Salt pills do little to boost performance of endurance athletes

A new study has revealed that more salt doesn't mean better performance for endurance athletes.

Jun 01, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Even athletes are at risk of fatal heart diseases

 Athletes whose fitness levels are very high may have life-threatening cardiovascular abnormalities, warns a new study.

May 17, 2015, 13:11 PM IST
Rio 2016 eyes Paralympic ticket record

Rio 2016 eyes Paralympic ticket record

Some 3.3 million tickets will go on sale for the Rio 2016 Paralympics in September, organisers said.

May 15, 2015, 10:32 AM IST
Uganda runners hit by HIV scare

Uganda runners hit by HIV scare

Ugandan runners have been hit by a major health scare after it emerged that a coach accused of sexually abusing young athletes was infected with HIV.

May 05, 2015, 21:31 PM IST