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Today's elite football matches require more targeted training

The pace of football matches has become faster and more varied in recent years. Football coaches need to craft more individualized training for players so they can handle the challenge, a new study finds.

Doping scandal covered very differently by Swedish and Norwegian media

There’s a long-standing rivalry between Sweden and Norway that plays out in sports competitions, such as Nordic skiing. When one of Norway’s biggest cross-country skiing stars tested positive for doping, the Swedish press covered the matter much more aggressively than Norwegian journalists.

A simple change of routine reduces the risk of shoulder injuries in handball

Researchers have devised a new warm-up routine to prevent shoulder injuries.

Teens in sports expect parents to be involved

Most young adolescents want their parents to encourage and attend their sports activities over having uninvolved parents, according to a recent study of 15-year-olds.

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports

To succeed as an athlete you need both strong discipline and a lot of motivation – but what is more important?

Playing football makes 70-year-olds’ bones young again

The sport could prevent osteoporosis later in life.

Buying new football boots? Here’s what to look for according to scientists.

When you buy a new pair of football boots the only thing that matters is whether or not they fit. Special features will not make you a better player, say scientists.

Your period makes you train more effectively

Women can build more muscle if they engage in intensive strength training early in their menstrual cycle, according to a Swedish study.

How science can improve sporting events

With help from scientist at SINTEF, the Norwegian company Profixio is aiming to become a world leader in fixture scheduling for handball, football and volleyball tournaments.

More cycling with e-bikes

According to a new study, electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often. The effect is best on women.