People are unlikely to bet against their own preferences in sports or politics, new research suggests, even when such “emotional hedging” may be in their interest.
In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
2015 study from Cornell University and Southern Illinois University that explores how participating in high-school sports may influence a person's job prospects, leadership skills and late-life personality.
2015 research brief exploring anti-Olympics activism in its many forms and its affects on host cities by Jules Boykoff, Pacific University, Oregon and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2015 roundup of research and analyses on corruption in sports, with a focus on soccer and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
2015 roundup of research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics and academics as well as their potential health effects.
Literature review of recent research related to brain injuries in youth and professional sports.
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
2012 study on college player performance in the NCAA tournament and relationship with NBA success.
2012 metastudy published in the
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on the relationship between skiing and snowboarding injuries and helmet use.