Category Archives: 09. Esporte

Ketone Sports Drink trialled on trained cyclists

Set aside the neon-colored sugar water—scientists have created a new performance-enhancing beverage, and it’s already producing some impressive results for endurance athletes, helping them push further and feel less sore. That’s according to researchers at the University of Oxford and … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek In Gopichand’s Champion Factory

It came at 0-3 down in P V Sindhu’s semifinal against Nozomi Okuhara. The Japanese was threatening to snatch the momentum. Gopichand had been yelling, “Jump and smash. Jump and toss”, drawing out of his player the last ounce of … Continue reading

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IOC decide on Russian participation in Rio 2016

The IOC Executive Board (EB) has yesterday further studied the question of the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio 2016. In its deliberations, the IOC EB was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter to … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali love life leaves troubled legacy

Behind the immortal legend of Muhammad Ali lay a distinctly mortal private life that saw the great boxer married four times and have at least nine children – including two love-children – leaving behind a complex and divisive family legacy … Continue reading

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Maria Sharapova may have the ban overturned

Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it was unable to establish how quickly the drug, outlawed since January 1, cleared the human … Continue reading

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These Workout Pains You Should Never Ignore

Pain is weakness leaving the body? Not exactly. While some discomfort is a hallmark of a challenging but effective workout (they don’t call it delayed onset muscle soreness just for fun), some pains definitely aren’t worth ignoring, no matter how … Continue reading

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A Collar For Athletes To Prevent Brain Trauma

According to a report in the New York Times Wednesday, another high-profile NFL player has been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. Ken Stabler, a … Continue reading

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Ghana’s Football Connect To Guantanamo Bay

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene looks at the uproar that greeted Ghana’s decision to allow two Yemenis freed from the US jail in Guantanamo Bay to live in the West African state. There … Continue reading

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Dan Murphy -The US Doc Helping Timor Islands

When Dan Murphy decided to move to East Timor in 1998, one of his main concerns was whether he’d be able to play any decent pickup basketball. It’s not that he was unconcerned about the climate in Timor at the … Continue reading

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Foreigners drawn to the Myanmarese kickboxing

A roar erupted at the Yangon ring as the home champion ploughed a right hook into his American opponent’s face, crumpling him to the canvas in the opening round of the bone-crunching kickboxing bout. But for the American fighter, and … Continue reading

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