Amanda Wills Ukraine sent 23 athletes to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, but only one man participated in Friday's opening ceremony.
Seth Stevenson What are these fancy devices, and why would you want one?
Under pressure from Brazil's tourism ministry, Adidas will withdraw a range of T-shirts that caused outrage at the ministry because of their sexual references.
Alexa Towersey Personal trainer Alexa Towersey helps pinpoint where you could be going wrong.
WILL BRODIE Forget Russia. Canada is the nation where mood is determined by the performance of the national hockey team.
Alexa Towersey Personal trainer Alexa Towersey shares her tips for the perfect full-body workout when you're strapped for time.
What to eat
Gretchen McKay Attempting a long distance run on an empty stomach will not only be a disadvantage while you run, but will also inhibit effective recovery.
Rachael Oakes-Ash "Women have another purpose - to have children, to do housework, to create hearth and home."
Linda McSweeny You only need minutes, not hours, of exercise to burn fat, claims new research. But is it too good to be true?
Jamie Hancock A weightlifting program is beneficial for women of all ages and all fitness levels.
Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.
Sexism in sport
Rachael Oakes-Ash Cricketer Ellyse Perry should be applauded for her performance in the women's Ashes. So what's with the sexist trolling?
Apparently Norway's Curling team has a track record of attention-seeking uniforms.
Being pipped at the post in a major sporting event is never fun.
Paula Goodyer Australian philosopher and writer Damon Young argues that exercise isn't just a workout for heart, muscle and bone, but also a way to help the mind and the spirit thrive.
Rachel Clun Want to maximise your workout potential? According to a recent study, you should listen to the right music.
Nanci Hellmich Here's the motivation you've been waiting for.
Nude yoga trend
ANNIE STEVENS You will probably never get the visual of 'naked yoga' out of your head. Like, ever.
MICHELLE BRIDGES You can't always rely on feeling motivated when it comes to working out and eating well, but setting goals will help.
Maybe Tracy Anderson doesn't have all the answers.
MICHELLE BRIDGES Jogging is about exercise for health and relaxation, and doesn't have to be an injury-inducing spew fest.
William J. Broad Yoga teachers too often encourage students to “push through the pain.”
Nicole Elphick If you want to take your running to the next level, it's time to drop the fear.
Get fit quick
Paula Goodyer Short, sharp exercise sessions can do wonders for the waistline, but they're not for the faint-hearted.
TARA DIVERSI Dietitian Tara Diversi shares her tips for your next triathlon, swim or run.
Basketball is back
Charmaine Yabsley Get your five-a-side together.
Marjie Gilliam Burn calories in simple ways.
ANNIE STEVENS Spain's most successful synchronized swimmer is breaking all of the rules
MICHELLE BRIDGES Michelle Bridges on why Australia's female sports stars are achieving incredible things without a lot of support.
Liz Clarke Two Russian members of the victorious 4x400-metre women’s relay team kissed atop the medal podium at the world track and field championships. Was it a spontaneous celebration or calculated political statement?
Get better results
Gretchen Reynolds Working out how little exercise you can get away, but still get great results.
Deborah Gough Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has tarnished Australia's win overnight with a sexist slur saying "women should shut up in public".
Women and sport
KATHRYN WICKS This week Cricket Australia awarded healthy pay rises to our elite female cricketers. But KATHRYN WICKS believes it's still not enough.
Swimming for youth
Charmaine Yabsley New research has found that regular laps of the pool may be the answer to prolonging youth.
Lara O'Toole A Melbourne restaurant was so impressed with this champion boxer's story that they flew her out for a training session with their staff.
SIMONE MITCHELL Sure, you're warm. But you look like a complete dork.
CHRISTOPHER SCANLON Why is it that girls are often not encouraged to extend themselves when it comes to physical activity?
Sam Laird This gymnast's eye-popping routine has gone viral for good reason, and must be seen to be believed.
Jason Collins, a veteran centre in the National Basketball Association (NBA), announced on Monday that he was gay, breaking one of the final frontiers in US sports and society.
SIMONE MITCHELL Having a silly face is the downside of trying really, really hard.
Freak-outs, meltdowns, tantrums, hissy fits — call 'em what you want, but sports figures losing their cool in public is highly entertaining.
Former Wallaby David Campese has been criticised for questioning Fairfax Media for having a female journalist cover rugby union.
MICHELLE BRIDGES Is it safe to dip a toe in the water on the Leisel Jones/Olympics/overweight subject yet? Let's see ...
Sporting highs and lows
JILL STARK The end of the AFL season may be a reprieve for those who find the saturation coverage of our national game tiresome. But for Jill Stark, it’s a time of mourning.
A fair playing field?
KATHRYN WICKS Before they're finally given the appropriate resources and funding?
Melissa Davey Are women designed to run ultra-marathon distances?
Sports bra science
Julie Power A recent study has found that breast bounce caused 50 per cent of women pain during exercise and daily life.
Charmaine Yabsley How busy women fit time to sweat into their schedules.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here are just a few champions we’re cheering for.
DOM KNIGHT DOM KNIGHT on why these playground sports should be taken to an elite level.
MICHAEL GLEESON Sally Pearson has won the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at a new Olympic record time.
JOHN HUXLEY Tom Slingsby snags the first individual gold medal won by an Australian sailor since a team first competed at the London 1948 Games.
MICHAEL GLEESON An appetite for success fuels hurdler Sally Pearson -- Australia's great gold hope.
SAMANTHA LANE How could it be that Anna Meares and her team sprint partner Kaarle McCulloch rode faster than the gold medallists yet wound up with bronze?
Michael Cowley Emily Seebohm, the Olympics and tears of disappointment. Sadly the three seem to travel together, although this time for the 20-year-old, the tears were accompanied by a silver memento.
SAMANTHA LANE The first thing Lauren Jackson did when she was asked to carry the Australian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in London was ask why.
Still going strong
KATHRYN WICKS How old is too old for women when it comes to sport?
Samantha Lane Australia’s female basketball stars have revealed that they usually travel overseas in economy class while their male counterparts are treated to business class.
Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans's dream of claiming back-to-back victories in the Tour de France were left in tatters on Wednesday when the Australian lost almost 12 minutes after being struck with a stomach illness in the hours before a brutally tough 16th stage in the Pyrenees.