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From organized hockey games to backyard rinks, boyhood dreams exist. Playing in the NHL is a goal of many but few are able achieve. Parents and children alike don't actually know the odds or are misinformed, but attempt to pursue... more

Amateur sport coaches routinely commit psychological abuses against young athletes that trigger a ?toxic tornado? with long-lasting effects on their development according to research. Research indicates that we have come to... more

When it comes to hockey history, you'll be hard pressed to find anyone more knowledgeable than Liam Maguire. Liam started mentally cataloguing hockey history after watching a September 1975 NHL game between the Chicago... more

Participation in sports can help keep teens out of trouble, though it's not guaranteed. Teens who participate in sports tend to have less time to get into trouble. Teen athletes also tend to do better academically and may get a boost... more

Speed Skaters can reach speeds of 48km per hr or 30 miles per hour. The roots of ice skating date back over 1,000 years to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands when men laced animal bones to their... more

Bobsleigh or bobsledding is a sport of exhilarating but dangerous speed (up to 90 mph or 145 kph). In this winter sport, teams of two or four make timed runs down a narrow, banked, twisting, icey track in a gravity-powered sled. Timed runs... more

Doping, or using a substance to enhance performance, is nothing new. Contrary to romantic notions about the purity of Olympic sports, ancient Greeks ingested special drinks and potions to give them an edge, and at the 1904 Games,... more

For every LeBron James, Michael Phelps or Peyton Manning, there are thousands of athletes who will never become millionaires from their sports careers. Training to be a world-class athlete is demanding and leaves little time... more

Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In the United States, over 65% of the adult population is overweight. In Canada, about 40% to 60% of adults have a weight problem. Regular exercise... more

There has been much controversy over the sport of aerial skiing as to the safety of the sport and the athletes. Recent deaths in skiing have prompted the IOC to take another look at the safety of this and other sports in the Olympics. At the... more
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