Sport is slowly starting to get back on track, and the industry is finding ways to safely work around highly unusual constraints.

However, many challenges still remain, and lighter moments are therefore much appreciated. I’m sure we can all relate to this Twitter post—and some of the equally entertaining replies > (Please do send us your stories!)

Research and Articles

The Athlete’s Heart – Differentiation between athlete’s heart and dilated cardiomyopathy in athletic individuals >

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Scientific research is important for development of women’s football,  and the data collected here shows that the physical demands have increased in recent years >

Hamstring Injury – Rehabilitation and return to sport after hamstring injury >

Taping – A randomized controlled trial of bracing and taping techniques >

Spring Ligament Reconstruction – A comparative study using either hamstring allograft or synthetic ligament augmentation >

Concussion – Only a mild concussion? This article explores the description of sports concussion in online news >

Rugby and Concussion – New research has found that more retired rugby players report concussion than any other injury >

Yoga and Depression – A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders >


Return to Sport – A Team Sport Risk Exposure framework proposal to guide decision-making in the context of COVID-19 >

Outdoor Transmission Risk – Research into the inter-person transmission risk of Covid-19 during outdoor exercise from Imperial College’s Department of Aeronautics >×5-wind-tunnel/airborne-transmission-of-covid-during-exercise/

Resource round-up

Some websites, podcasts and resources you might find useful:

BJSM: The Heart Podcast – In this episode, Dr Lynne Millar from Bart’s Hospital discusses her paper “Differentiation between athlete’s heart and dilated cardiomyopathy in athletic individuals” >

BJSM Podcast: OA – Dr Dan Rhon discusses how to manage knee OA >

BJSM Podcast: Hip and Groin Pain – A short podcast on what works for preventing and managing hip and groin pain in athletes >

BJSM Podcast: Awkward Ankles – The role of Big Data in managing ankle injuries >

BIR Podcasts – Free monthly podcasts from the British Institute of Radiology >

FMPA – Open access Spring edition >

IOC Medical COVID-19 Hub – A useful resource for those involved in athlete care >

IOC World Conference Podcast – Risk assessment for sport safety during the #COVID_19 pandemic >

Made to Stick – The principles that can help with implementing a scalable physical activity intervention >

Dates for your diary

Rising Phoenix 26 August – Don’t miss this world premiere of the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games >

ESC Congress 2020 – 29 August to 1 September >

BOA Virtual Congress 2020 – 15-18 September >

Do let us know your feedback, and any suggestions you have for websites, apps or networks for inclusion in future bulletins.

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