Team Games & Warfare: Is There An Evolutionary Link?

“Team sports have long been known to bring out our tribal instincts. But did they first emerge to train us for warfare? That’s the hypothesis of Michelle Scalise Sugiyama at the University of Oregon. She scoured the ethnographic record for information about the physical strategies used by traditional societies during their typical battles, such as… Read More

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Easy Precautions to take to Prevent Suffering Needless Sporting Injuries

Sporting injuries can have a huge consequence on not just a person’s sporting and physical ventures, but also their professional life as well. The most worrying thing about injuries acquired through playing sports is that they can happen at any given time to any person – such is the nature of ‘freak injuries.’ Something can… Read More

The FIFA Football World Cup & the Military (3)

  During the Second World War, Dr. Ottorino Barassi, an Italian and FIFA Vice-President, was so worried that the invading troops might steal the solid gold football World Cup trophy that he hid it under his bed in a shoe box (FIFA, 2006; Coleman, 2018). Because of World War II, the World Cup would not… Read More

“Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I

Research Paper Title “Leather” and the Fighting Spirit: Sport in the British Army in World War I. Excerpt The assiduous and organized cultivation of sport, and what is more important the spirit of sport, has become one of the most distinctive marks of the British Army, and it will be a task worthy of the… Read More

Olympic Legacy: Sporting Activity has fallen by 400,000 since 2011

The proportion of people in England aged 16 or above taking part in sport at least once a week fell from 36.2% (15,890,400) during the Olympic Games in 2011-12 to 35.5% (15,491,200) in 2014-15. The Local Government Association called for the government and Sport England to redirect some of the £500 million for sport between… Read More

Clinical Review: Achilles Tendon Disorders

Chad A Asplund (Director of Military Sports Medicine, Eisenhower Army Medical Centre) and Thomas M Best (Professor and Pomerene Chair, Division of Sports Medicine, Ohio State University) published a clinical review of Achilles tendon disorders in 2013 in the British Medical Journal. Opening Paragraph Disorders of the Achilles tendon are common in active people – competitive… Read More

Cross Training: The Sports Advantage

Research Paper Title Pre-induction Sport Activity in Prevention of Stress Fractures in Elite Infantry Recruits. Abstract Pre-induction sports participation of 392 elite infantry recruits was evaluated for correlation with incidence of stress fractures (SF) during 14 weeks of basic training. 23.7% developed lower extremity stress fractures. 72% of the recruits had participated in sports on… Read More