Latest Olympic sports Stories

2012-11-13 11:15:45

Johns Hopkins-led study debunks beliefs that safety gear promotes riskier athletic behavior The use of helmets by skiers and snowboarders decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings debunk long-held beliefs by some that the use of helmets gives athletes a false sense of security and promotes dangerous behavior that might increase injuries. "There really is a great case to be made for wearing helmets," says Adil...

2012-09-30 23:00:50

KORT Physical Therapists are working with young gymnasts to prevent the rise in injuries. The success of the USA Olympic Gymnastics team will mean more little girls and boys heading to the gym to work on their handstands and back flips. Unfortunately, not all these training sessions will be injury free. In fact, injuries among youth gymnasts are on the rise in the United States. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 The success of the USA Olympic Gymnastics team will mean more...

2012-09-21 23:02:13

NIKE Softball Camps is scheduled to host a fall hitting clinic October 5-6, 2012 at San Diego City College. This clinic is open for players ages 8-18 of all ability levels and gives them the opportunity to refine their skills during the off season. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Directing the NIKE Softball Clinic is longtime Nike Softball Camp instructor and Head Softball Coach at San Diego City College, LeeAnn Taylor. Entering her 9th season as the Head Softball Coach at San...

2012-09-19 16:31:02

Some athletes may improve their performance under pressure simply by squeezing a ball or clenching their left hand before competition to activate certain parts of the brain, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. In three experiments with experienced soccer players, judo experts and badminton players, researchers in Germany tested the athletes' skills during practice and then in stressful competitions before a large crowd or video camera....

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