Ross Tucker – The Science of Sport

  • NUDGE: A data-driven attempt at reducing concussion risk in rugby. A process explained
    In mid-October, I attended The Collision Sport Conference, a meeting put together by a number of sports that involve contact and have injury considerations including concussion.  Those sports are the NFL (who organized this particular one), World Rugby (who did last year’s), the CFL, the AFL, as well ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 16-10-18
    4 weeks ago
  • Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women
    Top Retraction Warranted: Unreliable Data and Findings in IAAF-sponsored Research in BJSM Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado Boulder Ross Tucker, University of Cape Town Erik Boye, Oslo University Hospital Below is a full replication of a letter that we (the three named scientists above) have ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 02-08-18
    3 months ago
  • Letter to BJSM reinforcing call for retraction of IAAF research on testosterone in women
    Top Retraction Warranted: Unreliable Data and Findings in IAAF-sponsored Research in BJSM Roger Pielke, Jr., University of Colorado Boulder Ross Tucker, University of Cape Town Erik Boye, Oslo University Hospital Below is a full replication of a letter that we (the three named scientists above) have ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 02-08-18
    3 months ago
  • Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome: Le Monde Op-Ed
     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  Cycling cannot be accused of forgetting its past.  It’s not for a lack of trying – many in the sport want to.  Those involved often pretend to forget, and even implore the sport’s followers to set aside their tainted ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 06-07-18
    4 months ago
  • Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome: Le Monde Op-Ed
     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  Cycling cannot be accused of forgetting its past.  It’s not for a lack of trying – many in the sport want to.  Those involved often pretend to forget, and even implore the sport’s followers to set aside their tainted ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 06-07-18
    4 months ago
  • The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?
    So this is a brief post, and it’s a written “mull”, in the sense that I wanted to share with you some thoughts.  Not answers, just theories and thoughts about that absolutely fascinating 2018 Boston Marathon.  As you know, it was a cold, wet and windy day in Boston, and ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 19-04-18
    7 months ago
  • The physiology of the cold: Why might women out-‘survive’ men?
    So this is a brief post, and it’s a written “mull”, in the sense that I wanted to share with you some thoughts.  Not answers, just theories and thoughts about that absolutely fascinating 2018 Boston Marathon.  As you know, it was a cold, wet and windy day in Boston, and ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 19-04-18
    7 months ago
  • 2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage
    Welcome to my coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon.  The story today is going to be the cold, wet and windy conditions, which impose a unique challenge on the runners.  Expect very slow times, with some surprises because you can never predict who will handle the cold and wet best. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 16-04-18
    7 months ago
  • 2018 Boston Marathon: Live splits and coverage
    Welcome to my coverage of the 2018 Boston Marathon.  The story today is going to be the cold, wet and windy conditions, which impose a unique challenge on the runners.  Expect very slow times, with some surprises because you can never predict who will handle the cold and wet best. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 16-04-18
    7 months ago
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes – a brief overview
    Sudden cardiac death is the subject of my latest #fourminutemull, and it’s a lousy, horrible, no-good topic.  It gets discussed, or though about, in the most tragic of circumstances, because it invariably means that a young, athletic person has died participating in sport.  Everything else is made trivial by comparison. ... read more
    Source: Ross Tucker – The Science of SportPublished on 11-04-18
    7 months ago
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