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Performance enhancement: Superhuman athletes

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Enhancements such as doping are illegal in sport — but if all restrictions were lifted, science could push human performance to new extremes.

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How much money you get for winning a gold medal

How much money you get for winning a gold medal | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Some athletes compete at the Olympic Games for pride and glory; others are also chasing massive medal-winning cash bonuses. Certain nations give their athletes huge cash rewards if they successfully in the Olympics but others, including Great Britain, don’t give their athletes anything. This graphic from Statista shows estimates of the cash bonuses, excluding sponsorship deals and endorsements, that nations dish out to their successful Olympians.

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The New Zealand way

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Forget the rugby, the Olympics story is a Kiwi story and epitomises our country's national identity.

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An open letter from double Olympic champion Daley Thompson to the IOC 

An open letter from double Olympic champion Daley Thompson to the IOC  | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Double Olympic champion Daley Thompson was watching the Rio Games at home in Hove with his two of his children — Alex, 14, and nine-year-old Aaron — yesterday.

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Gender divides in the language of sport

Gender divides in the language of sport | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of sport. It's a world where men are "strong, big, real, great or fastest," while women are more likely to be "aged, pregnant or unmarried."
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Racial abuse alleged

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A second complaint has surfaced about a Christchurch school rugby team.

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Rugby and ethnicity - New Zealand Listener

Rugby and ethnicity - New Zealand Listener | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Ethnicity is never an issue when a team is winning.

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Kris Shannon: Olympics more trouble than they're worth - Sport - NZ Herald News

Kris Shannon: Olympics more trouble than they're worth - Sport - NZ Herald News | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Are the Olympics more trouble than they're worth? - New Zealand Herald

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'Because Richie does'

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Five-year-old needing teeth removed arrives at hospital drinking Powerade because of marketing featuring his sporting hero.

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How sport shaped you

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Sport as a child can make you, or break you.

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Nano Girl Michelle Dickinson: Is your Fitbit telling fibs? - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News

Nano Girl Michelle Dickinson: Is your Fitbit telling fibs? - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
You know a wearable wearer when you meet them. Conversations tend to gravitate towards how close they are to their 10,000 steps goal, or how they can prove they got less sleep than - New Zealand Herald

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Doping to Win? Cheating and the Sporting Mind

Doping to Win? Cheating and the Sporting Mind | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Like politicians’ views of the truth, athletes believe that the morality of drug use is a matter of perspective, where ethics bends to pragmatism.
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Here's to coaches, unsung heroes and role models for social change

Here's to coaches, unsung heroes and role models for social change | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Olympic athletes play an important role within the sport-for-development agenda. But because they both inspire and lead, coaches may be better placed to assume that mantle.

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Aussie's Rio shocker: The crazy cost of their Olympic medal toll

Aussie's Rio shocker: The crazy cost of their Olympic medal toll | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Australia's disappointing Olympic campaign has cost $12 million per medal. Is this performance worth taxpayers' money?
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Olympics on borrowed time?

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DUNCAN JOHNSTONE – Yes, they're going down the gurgler

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Rio Olympics 2016: Entire Russian Paralympic team banned - Sport - NZ Herald News

Rio Olympics 2016: Entire Russian Paralympic team banned - Sport - NZ Herald News | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
The entire Russia team has been banned from competing in the Paralympic Games in September as punishment for the country's systematic doping programme. - New Zealand Herald

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They've only themselves to blame

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Duncan Garner: The Chiefs have learned the hard way that the world is always watching.

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'I have learned a very big lesson'

'I have learned a very big lesson' | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Gay rugby team invites player who made homophobic remarks to join them.

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UKAD opens investigation: Alleged doping in Kenya training camp used by Zane Robertson - Sport - NZ Herald News

UKAD opens investigation: Alleged doping in Kenya training camp used by Zane Robertson - Sport - NZ Herald News | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
United Kingdom Anti-Doping has sent two investigators to Kenya following allegations of doping at a training camp that is used by Kiwi Olympian athlete Zane Robertson and a host of - New Zealand Herald

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Five worldwide trends in sport

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Wayne Goldsmith is an Australian high performance sports coach who warns that many sports will not survive the next 20 years unless they understand and adapt to fundamental global changes. He talks to Kathryn about what he's identified as the five worldwide trends which sports administrators ignore at their peril.

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'Early ripe, early rotten'

'Early ripe, early rotten' | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
I coach competitive swimming in south east Queensland.

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Teens at breaking point

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Young athletes are limping into doctor clinics with permanent spinal and hip injuries as

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Sports stars front anti-obesity campaign

Sports stars front anti-obesity campaign | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
Valerie Adams, Casey Kopua, Israel Dagg, Brendon McCullum and Shaun Johnson to front Government's anti-obesity campaign.
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Should women athletes earn the same as men? The science says they work as hard

Should women athletes earn the same as men? The science says they work as hard | Technology, Gender, Sport | Scoop.it
There's been plenty of commentary about Novak Djokovic's recent remarks on women's bodies and the pay gap in sport. He's right that men and women are different – but female athletes are working a lot harder.

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