In the light of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we review studies relating to earlier games and their local and national impacts.
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
2013 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
2012 literature review of research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
2012 metastudy published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on the relationship between skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.
2012 report from a University of Michigan-affiliated policy center that examines how laws promoting women’s opportunities in sports are being adopted.
2011 study from the University of San Francisco in the Journal of Sports Economics on the effects of lowever-level baseball teams on community per-capita incomes.
A 2012 metastudy published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on risks associated with large public events such as stress-related cardiac episodes, heatstroke and stampedes.