Source: The South African
Journalist James Richradson argues that sports can break down barriers and bring people together.
Source: Great Big Story
Two hundred paragliding pilots meet annually for a difficult seven-day marathon in the sky. Watch the video to learn about the experience.
Writer Hana Schank analyzes the lack of women who play chess and argues that it’s important for females to participate in male-dominated fields.
Source: National Public Radio
In her experiment, psychologist Jessica Witt uses a visual trick to make golfers more successful. What else might we be able to improve by using these visual tricks?
Source: The New York Times
Maya Gabeira is accustomed to overcoming obstacles. After a giant wave almost killed her, she came back to conquer the waves and the big-wave surfing industry.
Source: Trip Savvy
Learn about how athletes in this extreme sport train and overcome their fear.
Journalist Tara Haelle examines data on the health risks of football and weighs the risks of playing at a young age.
Follow the journey of Garret McNamara as he attempts to surf the dangerously large waves of Portugal.
Source: USA Today
As many athletes and fans know, sports can unify people who don’t have much in common otherwise. This article explains how Nelson Mandela used rugby and other sports to help unify the people of South Africa after years of racial segregation.
Source: National Geographic
Research and varirous studies show that genes, psychology, and environmental factors all play a role in whether a person is a risk-taker.