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Don McLaughlin opens up about his new sports medicine book Special

Don McLaughlin, the founder of PurePower Botanicals, chatted with Digital Journal about his new sports medicine book, "Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System: 21st Century Sports Medicine."

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee on Wednesday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline to hand over data from its drug-tainted Moscow laboratory.

Canadian athletes to monitor core temperatures using E-pill

In preparation for the heat at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Canadian athletes will test out a new technology at the NACAC track and field championships that is intended to measure the body's core temperature during activity and at rest.

Video gamers may earn more than professional athletes in eSports

eSports players have enjoyed a spike in payments. This would mean that video gamers would potentially earn more money than professional athletes.

Real-time digital health assessments for Winter Olympians

Assessing the health of athletes is important in the world of modern sport. The Winter Olympics offers a chance to test out some of the latest digital health innovations.

New study shows chocolate or cocoa may boost athletic performance

A British study performed at Kingston University showed that eating dark chocolate and cocoa may improve athletic performance and help during fitness training. Chocolate and cocoa are already known to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Study warns against dangers of drinking too much water

Experts writing in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine are advising endurance athletes to drink water only when they are thirsty.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Russian medal winners rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

New labor union courts U.S. college football players

A new labor union is being formed for U.S.

Ice baths may not help athletes, says study

Professional and amateur runners are familiar with ice baths, and so are other athletes, but a group of researchers discovered that the baths may not be as helpful as previously thought.

Report alleging West Germany 'sponsored doping' in sports

Berlin - German officials have demanded the publication of a partially leaked study alleging that West Germany experimented with the doping of athletes.

New biosensor patch will help athletes, soldiers avoid fatigue

For many, technology has advantages in the workplace. It can help them stay organized, track important documents or data, or even share documents or data.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrested after girlfriend found shot

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius, the "Bladerunner" Paralympian athlete was arrested this morning by South African police after his girlfriend was found dead at their home on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Official farewell for 150 Australian Paralympic athletes Special

Sydney - An official event was held at Sydney Town Hall to farewell the Australian Paralympic athletes who will be taking part in London from 29 August to 9 September, 2012.

The Most Memorable Athletes Don't Always Win A Medal

London - As the games of the 30th Summer Olympiad come to an end, we tend to reminisce about the spectacular athletic feats we have witnessed over the last two weeks. There are of course many wonderful moments and athletes to focus on.

Olympics: Canada wins bronze in women's soccer on Matheson's goal

Today's Olympic Canadian hero is midfielder Diana Matheson who scored in extra time against France to win Canada the bronze in women's soccer at the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic athletes upset over national anthems at medal ceremonies

London - Athletes from at least two competing countries have indicated their displeasure with the versions of their national anthems being played at the London Olympics and have asked for a correct version of the anthems to be played in future.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao in world's highest paid athletes list

Unbeaten boxing star Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who is currently serving a 90-day jail term in Nevada for attacking his former girlfriend more than two years ago, topped the list of the world's top 100 highest-paid athletes for 2011.

After two athletes die in NYC Triathlon, procedures to be revised

New York - The New York City Triathlon reached a sort of milestone this past Sunday. Two people died during the swim portion of the race, putting a scare into the organization that runs it, and into all the athletes who participate in it.

Op-Ed: Sports stars commonly remembered for the wrong reasons

Sports stars often inadvertently overshadow their talents with outrageous antics, therefore I have decided to outline three sports stars who are commonly remembered for the wrong reasons.

Study: Athletes physically decline at 26

It is no secret that athletes’ performances decrease with age. Athletes’ bodies also wear down with age. A French study says they can find when these decreases could start to show up in athletes.

NHL: Lightning take stranglehold on series with win over Caps

It’s one of the old adages when it comes to NHL playoff hockey. That being, it’s not always the team with the most front-end talent that comes out with a victory, yet the team with the deepest roster.

Canada Games Centre holds grand opening

Halifax - Governments celebrated the grand opening of the Canada Games Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday setting the stage to welcome Canadian athletes to the 2011 Canada Winter Games which will commence February 11.

Athletes in Commonwealth Games guarded by trained monkeys

Monkeys are providing protection for athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games in India, after complaints that roaming animals and even a cobra were found in competitors’ accommodations.

Canadian athletes' departure to 2010 Commonwealth Games delayed

New Delhi - Over concerns of safety and cleanliness, Canada's athletes are delaying a Friday evening departure to New Delhi, India for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Several nations are also reconsidering their participation in the event.

Op-Ed: Truth about sports

Any athlete who completes will tell you they would rather win than lose and a championship is the ultimate goal, still there is more to sports than just winning and losing.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

Chile's athletes skipping Closing Ceremonies to return home

Chilean athletes are working to get home from the Winter Games as quickly as possible in wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

Op-Ed: When Will the Sports Fan Get It?

As long as the world had sports there have been troubled athletes. Athletes have committed crimes, fought fans and plenty other off-the-field antics.
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