- Health benefits of sport
"Whatever our age, there is good scientific evidence that being physically active can help us lead healthier lives. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions."
- with a video:
"Sophie discusses how £1.24 million of Lottery investment from Sport England has helped improve the gymnastic facilities at the Europa Centre in Bexley and bring her Olympic dream to life."
- Séquence "Health and Sports" - à partir de Let's Step In 4ème - Niveau 4ème
"Quiz (objectif: faire un bilan de santé du collège quant aux habitudes des collégiens en matière d’habitude alimentaire et de sport
- fréquence, habitudes alimentaires, les «meilleurs conseils»).
par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)
is best for back pain sufferers - a lesson plan with "a news article,
listening (MP3 file) , podcast, communication activities,
pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
(Breaking News English)
- A Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise - Video Snapshot
"Watch this video clip on the topic of health and exercise, and then answer the (interactive) questions based on what you see and hear."
+ Discussion Question
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
"This lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Nuno Rocha called 3 X 3 and the themes of intelligence and persistence.
Students describe a photo, watch a short film and speak about physical appearance, intelligence and persistence."
Read Prezi transcript
- Matador Dies at Spanish Bullfight - Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
"A Spanish bullfighter died for the first time in over 30 years over the weekend.
Other people were injured during the running of the bulls at the famous San Fermin festival in Pamplona."
- DOPING IN SPORT:
- See DRUGS
- Doping in sport: Drug use 'fast becoming a crisis' - Nicole Sapstead - 20 Mars 2017
"Drug use at every level of sport is "fast becoming a crisis" according to UK Anti-Doping - responding to a BBC poll into doping in amateur sport."
+ Is substance use rife in sport?
+ Video: State of Sport: Can Ukad do more to tackle doping?
+ Why do amateurs take substances?(%)
+ Doping in amateur sports - by age
+ What else are people taking?
+ Video: Amateur doper Dan Stevens: Were you ever scared of getting caught?
+ Which sports are most affected?
+ What is the 'gateway hypothesis'?
+ So what are the health risks?
+ Video: 'Heart disease and mental health': What are the health risks of doping?
+ Case study two: 'You have to dope to be a good weightlifter'
+ Case study three: 'I felt invincible'
+ Should there be more testing in amateur sport?
+ How much does testing cost?
+ How the poll was done
- Mariya Savinova: Russian London 2012 gold medallist stripped of title - 10 February 2017
"London 2012 gold medallist Mariya Savinova has been stripped of her 800m title and banned until 2019 after being found guilty of doping."
- London 2012 Olympics: Russia stripped of relay silver - 1 February 2017
"Russia have been stripped of their 4x400m relay silver from London 2012 after sprinter Antonina Krivoshapka tested positive for steroid turinabol."
- Russian doping: Officials 'admit to existence of doping programme' - with videos - 28 December 2016
"Russian officials have for the first time admitted to the existence of a doping operation which affected major competitions,
the New York Times says."
- Doping in sport
"The use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in sports is commonly referred to as doping,[Note 1] particularly by the organizations that regulate sporting competitions. The use of drugs to enhance performance is considered unethical by most international sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee, although ethicists have argued that it is not different from the use of new materials in the construction of suits andsporting equipment, which can also aid performance and give competitors an unfair advantage.The reasons for the ban are mainly the health risks of performance-enhancing drugs, the equality of opportunity for athletes, and the exemplary effect of drug-free sport for the public. Anti-doping authorities state that using performance-enhancing drugs goes against the "spirit of sport"."
- List of doping cases in sport
- Simpson Grierson alumnus David Howman "is one of the most high profile lawyers in the world right now. From the Lance Armstrong scandal to Valerie Adams' Olympic gold medal, he is often on the front pages commenting on doping in sport...
Organised crime is having an impact on these advances. David explains, "with the growing dominance of the criminal underworld into sport this is becoming more difficult. Athletes are surrounded by many interested people from coaches and trainers to agents, doctors, lawyers and friends who are all keen to share in the fame and fortune of those who are successful."
- Athletics doping scandal: Russia ruled in breach of Wada code - VIDEO - 19 November 2015
"Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's codes.
Along with Argentina, Ukraine, Bolivia, Andorra and Israel, it has been deemed "non-compliant" by Wada.
Brazil, Belgium, France, Greece, Mexico and Spain have been placed on a 'watch list' and must meet strict conditions by March 2016 or face similar action.
Meanwhile, Kenya has been ordered to explain its doping controls or join those countries under scrutiny.
Wada said that if Kenya's answers are "unsatisfactory", it could also face sanctions. There are 15 Kenyans currently banned for doping by athletics' governing body the IAAF."
- Russian Anti-Doping Agency suspended by Wada for non-compliance - 18 November 2015
(compliance = "conformité" in French)
- Clouds gather as Kenya fears sunshine days are over for its athletics - 16 November 2015
"The fear is because last week the Kenyan Olympic Committee chairman, Kipchoge Keino, warned that the World Anti-Doping Agency
was “seriously considering” banning Kenya from track and field for four years..."
- Russia faces athletics suspension (November 13, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new and damning report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has turned the athletics world upside down."
- Reports of doping cover-up in athletics (August 18, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"An article in the British newspaper The Sunday Times claims that around a third of the world's top athletes
at a major event cheated by using drugs."
- List of doping cases in cycling
- Mattia Gavazzi positive for cocaine for the third time - 12 April 2016
"Mattia Gavazzi (Amore & Vita-Selle SMP) has been provisionally suspended by the UCI for a cocaine positive taken at the Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2015.
If confirmed by the B-sample, it will be the 32-year-old's second positive for the substance as a professional.
He served a 14-month suspension for cocaine in 2004 while racing as an amateur and was ordered to undergo rehabilitation."
- Doping culture in cycling 'still exists' according to Circ report - Article + Videos (with some strong language) - 8 March 2015
"Cycling continues to struggle with widespread doping, according to a landmark report into the sport's troubled recent history."
- American football: Why one Alabama school will continue to play - 9 October 2014
"Last week, three US high-school football players died in accidents related to the game. But in one town in Alabama the appetite for this gladiatorial sport, so often at the heart of American communities, shows no sign of waning."
+ Effects on the brain
- FIFA Bans Blatter, European Soccer Chief - Text + Audio - 22 December 2015
"Sepp Blatter, the former head of FIFA, and Michel Platini, of UEFA, are banned for eight years.
The ruling came because of a $2 million payment from FIFA to Platini in 2011.
The two men called it salary for advising the president."
- Fifa crisis: US charges 16 more officials after earlier Zurich arrests - 4 December 2015
- FIFA Suspends Blatter - Text + Audio - 8 October 2015
"The suspension comes less than two weeks after Swiss attorneys opened a criminal investigation against Blatter.
He is charged with possible involvement in a $2 million payment in 2011 to Michel Platini, the head of the Union of European Football Association."
- Ex-Fifa chief Jeffrey Webb posts luxury goods to secure 10m dollar bond - Article + Video - 20 July 2015
"Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb has put up 11 luxury watches and other items to secure the 10 million dollar (£6.4 million) bond
that provided his release from custody on racketeering and bribery charges."
- Maria Sharapova's Doping Ban Reduced - Text + Audio - 4 October 2016
"Maria Sharapova will be able to return to competitive tennis next April, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her doping ban
from 24 months to 15 months."
- Maria Sharapova Suspended for Two Years - Text + Audio - 8 June 2016
"The International Tennis Federation suspended Maria Sharapova for two years on Wednesday after a hearing prompted by her positive test for the drug meldonium. The usual suspension is four years, but the independent panel reduced it to two."
- Tennis Star Sharapova Admits Banned Drug Use - Text + Audio - 12 March 2016
"Maria Sharapova of Russia is one of the world’s best tennis players. She is also the world’s highest-paid female athlete.
Her career and income are under threat. She will be suspended from world tennis for using a drug that is not allowed."
- Cartoon: Maria Sharapova's Drug Admission - 9 March 2016
- Tennis match-fixing claims: Review into anti-corruption - Article + Video - 27 January 2016
"Tennis officials will carry out an independent review into their anti-corruption practices after the sport was hit with claims of match-fixing.
The news follows a BBC and BuzzFeed News investigation that uncovered suspected illegal betting in tennis."
+ Podcast: Match-fixing scandal stuns tennis
- Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match-fixing revealed - Article + Videos - 18 January 2015
"Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon,
can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News."
- Tennis rocked by explosive match-fixing claims - 18 January 2015
"Secret evidence of suspected corruption – including at Wimbledon – reportedly leaked by whistle-blowers."
- Novak Djokovic reveals he was offered cash to fix match - Article + Photos + Videos - 18 January 2015
"Tennis world No1, who is currently taking part in the Australian Open, says the £100,000 offer was rejected out of hand."
+ Video: "The five biggest sporting controversies ever"
- The Tennis Files: Have top players been paid to lose? - 18 January 2015
"The world tennis authorities have admitted they took no action to pursue 28 top-level players, including winners of Grand Slam titles,
named in a secret 2008 report into suspected match-fixing. All were allowed to continue playing and a third were flagged up again
in more suspicious games. The revelation is contained in a cache of documents obtained by the BBC and BuzzFeed from tennis insiders...
You can listen to The Tennis Files on File on 4, on Tuesday 19 January at 20:00, or catch up afterwards on the BBC iPlayer."
- How dangerous is steroid addiction? - 8 December 2015
- The Epidemic of Cheating in Sports - Article + Audio
"Throughout time, cheating in sports has caused debate and dispute. Athletes often do whatever it takes to win in competition.
Some take drugs that are meant to improve their performance, such as steroids. These might make them run faster or hit a baseball harder."
- Are Sports Bad for Children? - with subtitles - You can hear the line slowed down.
Description: Children should learn that winning is not everything.
- Money undermines sport’s values
"The more money a sport gains the more it seems to move away from its core values and it seems the more likely there is to be cheats..."
- Is there too much money in professional sports?
- Children are 'exercising less'
"Only one in eight youngsters is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF)...
The Food4Thought campaign is designed to encourage children to consider their levels of physical activity and the long term consequences of their current food choices...
The energy-dense snacks they consume in front of their televisions and computers are simply not being burnt off...
Children need to be active to prevent obesity but also to promote healthy growth, bone strength and psychological wellbeing."
say jogging alone is unhealthy - a lesson plan with AUDIO - with "a news article, listening (MP3
file), podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."