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Are you sure you want to make your kid an athlete?

By Teodora Agarici

There is no doubt sport has a tremendous impact not only on people’s health but also as a way to boost self-esteem, cut down the stress and pressure, as well as discover new passions or learn to work in a team.

Once you start playing a sport and realise you might be good enough at it in order to give it a chance at a professional level, there are some things that might stop you ‘living the dream’ despite how talented and motivated you are. Yes, I’m talking about money – money for training, equipment, possible trips, accommodation etc. Continue reading Are you sure you want to make your kid an athlete?

Drastic proposal from European Athletics to rewrite record books

By Teodora Agarici

A “revolutionary” new proposal from European Athletics could cancel all athletics world records set before 2005. This came as a follow up on the sport’s scandal from January where more than 1,000 Russians athletes across more than 30 sports were involved in or benefited from doping between 2011 and 2015. Continue reading Drastic proposal from European Athletics to rewrite record books

Why is doping forbidden?

By Sarah Pranadjaja

Doping is a huge controversial topic in professional sports. Performance-enhancing drugs, typically stimulants and hormones, are often used by professional athletes to increase agility, strength and energy. If these drugs are being taken in order to better athletic performance, why are they considered illegal substances? Continue reading Why is doping forbidden?