Category: Perspectives

„Die Norm“ – The Road to Rio


About two month ago the german movie project “DIE NORM – Ist dabei sein wirklich alles?” started playing in cinemas. The movie is part of a multimedia project that followed select German athletes during their preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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TED Talk on Concussions


In this TED talk brain researcher and former football player David Camarillo gives interesting insights into the mechanisms of concussions. What happens during a concussion really — and why can’t standard sports helmets prevent it? How could concussions be prevented in the future based on these new findings?
 
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No Pain, No Gain?


What inspires elite athletes to keep competing despite injury? Is a medal or making it to a final worth the pain? Which health related consequences may such behaviour entail?

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