Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A final bow Schumacher won the 91st race of his Formula One career in Shanghai on October 1, 2006. It would turn out to be the last win of his F1 career. Schumacher retired from racing at the end of the season, in which he finished second in the drivers' standings. In 2007 he accepted an advisory role with Ferrari. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus
29. Who was the last British man to win a Men’s single tennis Grand Slam title before Andy Murray in 2012? … [Read more...] about 50 sport quiz questions and answers for a virtual pub quiz on Zoom or House Party
"The secret is a combination of training and pacing. The training will get you more aerobically fit, and the pacing will make sure that you set off at a lower percentage than your maximum. So you will burn a bit of fat as well as carbohydrate. Most of us have enough fat for about 40 consecutive marathons! The problem is that the body doesn't draw on fat when you are running because it can't supply fuel at a fast enough rate. But if you set off slowly, you can supplement the glycogen with some fat, so instead of using up your carbohydrate stores you might be able to get them to 21 miles or beyond." … [Read more...] about How sports science is changing the way the London Marathon is run
Many more are keeping up to date with sporting events via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and to appeal to these audiences, sports tournaments will have to keep an eye on esports and continue to diversify and innovate in their use of these channels. The recent Fifa Women’s World Cup was a good example, with several teams and star players running busy social media feeds throughout the competition, sharing video and interacting with fans. Megan Rapinoe drew huge global attention to the event with her personality and media presence. She is a truly modern sports star: an outspoken digital native with something to say other than: “I’m over the moon, the lads have done great.” … [Read more...] about What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?
Any decision to resume a broader programme will be dependent on the rate of coronavirus infections. It will also likely consider less tangible criteria, such as how the return of crowds – even of the socially distanced kind – will be perceived by the public more broadly. This means sport is once again back in limbo. … [Read more...] about Sport to lobby government for new schedule on return of fans