A New Sport? The 100m Hurdles in Swim Fins

100 Hurdles in Swim Fins There are a number of hybrid sports:  the biathlon combines nordic skiing and shooting; the heptathlon combines seven track and field events;…

Can Physical Education Unite a War-Torn Country?

When it comes to physical education, it seems that Uganda is more advanced in its thinking than many North American school boards. Rather than firing PE teachers…

Fashion Versus Functionality in Sport & Eyeglasses

As I was recently watching the world’s women’s curling championships, I was struck by the number of participants who were wearing the latest fashion in eyeglasses – …

Why the Olympics are So Addictive

The Winter Olympics are over, and if you’re like me, you’re feeling a huge void in your life! That’s particularly true here in Canada, where Olympaholics like…

A Lesson From the Winter Olympics – Don’t Regret Taking a Risk

The Winter Olympics have been my constant companion since the first minutes of the opening ceremonies. In fact, they’re on my office TV as I write this…

Football Games and the True Excitement in Sport

I’m a big NFL football fan. In particular (after having attended the University of Wisconsin for six years), a follower of the Green Bay Packers. To me,…