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How should trans athletes qualify for women’s sports?

In 2004, the nationally ranked long-distance runner [Joanna Harper] started hormone therapy (HT) as part of her transition to female ...
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Sports leagues set to resume without knowing COVID-19’s erratic path, randomness and chronic effects

Professional athletes don’t have the luxury of waiting for the outcomes of longitudinal studies of coronavirus patients. Sports are trying ...
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Biological passports? How anti-doping organizations catch cheating athletes

As athletes experiment with drugs that can help give them an edge over their competition, they tweak their strategies to ...
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Gut microbes may offer performance boost for elite athletes

One difference between elite athletes and the rest of us might be in what hangs out in their guts. Microbes ...
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‘Gene doping’ could be the future of athletics. But is that a bad thing?

[A] technique could theoretically be used to add muscle bulk to athletes, a concept called gene doping. Doctors could, theoretically, inject cells ...
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Why setting testosterone levels for female athletes risks setting ‘far reaching’ ‘unscientific precedent’

New rules to reduce naturally high testosterone levels in female athletes have been branded "unscientific". [In 2018], athletics chiefs ruled ...
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How long can top athletes maintain that ‘elite’ status?

Think of the veteran baseball slugger who is good at guessing what type of pitch is coming. Or the aging ...
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Big chill: Extreme exposure from cryotherapy probably doesn’t enhance athletic performance

Cryotherapy is quite the rage among pro-athletes as a means to improve performance and stave off injury. Lebron James reportedly ...