The Evolution of Formula One

Synonymous with cutting-edge innovation, F1 has captured the interest of the most creative minds in automobile engineering.

We are only half way through the year and, so far, 2020 has caused more twists, turns, crashes, and blood-pumping adrenaline rushes than a Formula One race. We all need a pit stop. While and e-sports have prospered, the coronavirus pandemic has brought major sporting events to a halt. Formula One, however, accustomed to refueling and restarting, has taken creative steps to keep fans entertained and the community engaged. From March to June, it ran all its Grand Prix races virtually to the delight of fans across the globe who tuned in to watch via YouTube and Facebook in record numbers. What’s more, as the world is challenged by issues of racial justice and climate change, Formula One has responded with several initiatives to unite the global community, lead positive change, and truly—as their hashtag says—race as one. In this article, we will explore the evolution of the world’s number one motorsport, from its not-so-humble beginnings to what it is

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NHL Weighs Hub City Options

Have you been missing hockey?

Sports fans around the world are excited for their favorite sports to return as we recover from the pandemic crisis. With the focus shifting from online leisure activities; like playing , shopping, and connecting via social media; professional sporting bodies have had to think of plans on how to safely reopen professional competitions. With the imminent return of top-flight sports, what will the new sports format look like? The NHL has been discussing their game plan for the return of the league ever since they were officially paused on March 12th. The 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, which were originally scheduled to be held from April through June, were delayed due to health concerns as part of the pandemic. Since the NHL includes teams (and fans) from all around the United States and Canada, across a range of time zones, they want to choose two hub cities where the games will be played. Most returning professional sports leagues have opted for a similar format in order to limit

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Las Vegas Shows, Sports, and More

The Las Vegas Golden Knights in 2017

For a long time Las Vegas has been one of the world’s premiere destinations for all sorts of fun, like shows, sightseeing and, of course, lots of casinos. But because officials were concerned that games might get rigged in the betting capital of the world, they lacked a lot of the big-name sports teams that other cities of similar sizes boast. That’s all changing recently, though, as some awesome new pro teams have decided to call Las Vegas home. profiles the big players of pro sports in the entertainment capital of the world. Of course, Las Vegas already had plenty to offer, even without their new additions. Casinos often have , top-notch shows, and five-star restaurants. But by beefing up their selection of sports, the city could draw even more people, and provide more ways to spend a week in the city. You can now round out your amazing getaway plans with live professional sporting events. Here are some of the most exciting new additions to the city’s line-up, which you

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Famous Athletes Who Doped To Win

Protest banner against doping at the Tour de France 2006.

Some say it’s the fault of fans. We impose such lofty expectations on athletes that sometimes, they crack under pressure. Others think it’s the media, the sports commentators who’ve looked the other way for so long. Or it could be the athletes, who want desperately to keep an illusion of effortless success alive. Either way, doping has become commonplace in modern-day sports. It’s not like this everywhere. When someone wins at their favourite game, it’s always fair and square. But with physical sports, there’s more wiggle room. Some athletes throughout history have looked for a shortcut to glory. Here are a few of the most famous ones. 1. Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova came to the United States from Russia and immediately began pursuing her dream of becoming a tennis star. She succeeded, and spent 11 consecutive years as the . But in 2016, Sharapova tested positive for a recently banned drug at the Australian Open. She’d been taking

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How To Get Exercise On Your Own Time

There are lots of ways to get moving.

It would be great if we could eat whatever we wanted, do whatever we wanted, and still look great. It would also be great if it weren’t so hard to fit an exercise routine into a week already crammed with work, family, commutes, housework, and a million other things. But just because you don’t have enviable celebrity genes or a super laid-back lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t fit some exercise in. Spoiler alert: there are even some ways to play in a while you break a sweat. You don’t have to spend a solid hour in the gym sweating on the treadmill and pumping weights just to get a good workout. Anything that gets your heart rate up and gets you on your feet is a good move. Exercise doesn’t have to be a dedicated activity either—it’s a great opportunity to multitask. Here’s how. 1. Watch while you work it There’s a reason most exercise equipment has a TV built in. But instead of just tuning in to whatever’s on the

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Raptors Make History With NBA Win

Raptors celebrate NBA Championships win

For the first time ever, a team outside of the United States has won a National Basketball Championship. The Toronto Raptors, who are currently the NBA’s only active Canadian franchise, beat San Francisco’s Golden State Warriors 114-110 in a nail-biting Game 6 on Thursday, 13 June 2019. Since James Naismith, the Massachusetts-based inventor of Basketball, originally hailed from Canada, it seems appropriate that a squad from the country won the Finals at last. A Truly Thrilling Game The Warriors were the defending champions, and a win would have been their 3rd Championship title in a row. On top of this, they had home advantage and the emotional pull of playing at Oracle Arena for the last time – they are set to relocate to San Francisco’s Chase Centre next season. Since the Raptors went in with 3 victories to the Dubs’ 2, the Californians had to win this time in order to push a Game 7 and stay in the fight. Even after losing Kevin Durant in Game 5 and Klay Thompson, very

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Where Do Top Athletes Go On Vacation?

Neymar likes to spend his vacations in Formentera, Spain.

Summer in the northern hemisphere can be a dull time for a sports fan as many professional leagues and knockout competitions are on their down season. For most sportspeople, however, will help to recharge their batteries for the new season to come. Of course, for some of the big earners in sport, money is usually not being a problem, so they tend to spend a great deal to maximise their pleasure from their limited free time. Just like the sumptuous destinations that top sports stars choose, the holiday activities athletes engage in take various forms. While some like to hit the clubs, others might enjoy a quieter time on his or her yacht. There again, some professional sportspeople will at a local casino. Where do top athletes go to unwind and take a break from the intensity of professional competition? Ibiza, Spain The Balearic islands are popular among huge numbers of northern Europeans and Ibiza certainly has a reputation for a pulsating nightlife. However, the island also has

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What If VAR Ran Your Life?

Generalized surveillance

It took to assist referees on the field. After all, cricket has been using its decision review system for a long time. In rugby, referees can send certain decisions to a television match official, or TMO, to help them decide whether a tackle was too high, if a player's feet were put into touch before scoring, and whether a ball has been properly grounded for a try. Indeed, tennis has been using technology to help with line decisions for even longer. And yet, it is understandable why football resisted the many calls for VAR - or something like it - for so long. Far from clearing up contentious on-field calls, the technology only seems to transfer the decision making from real time to a frame-by-frame process with all of its nuances and possible interpretations. That said, few now believe that football - or any other sport, for that matter - will now drop technology as a part of its officiating. The genie is out of the bottle, you might say. However, if we have to live with VAR,

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Can Surf Therapy Really Help Combat Mental Disorders?

Surfing is a sport with physical and mental benefits.

There are all sorts of physical activities which are known to have a positive impact on people who are suffering from common mental disorders, such as anxiety or stress. When it comes to the more serious conditions, like post traumatic stress disorder – or PTSD – more tailored approaches often need to be worked out to assist people with their recoveries. One such approach that is gathering more and more interest is surfing. So-called surf therapy has been the subject of scientific research programmes on both sides of the Atlantic and medical professionals are now hoping that it can be turned into a programme that will assist all sorts of patients with a wide range of conditions. Of course, recreational surfers have been reporting just what a natural high they get from the waves for years. The joy of riding a wave for the first time is like is a sentiment that many would agree with. Can surf therapy really help in the fight for better mental health? Psychological

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