Climate change poses a major threat to all aspects of human life, and sports are no exception. 


Increasing temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events are threatening ability to play sports across the globe. While winters are getting shorter, summers are hotter, which places undue strain on athletes.


Before being postponed due to COVID-19, organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were fretting over the logistics of hosting the marathon in scorching summer heat that’s known
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Gyms may be closed, but Quebec wants people to think outside the box, literally, and take their sports outside this fall and winter.

“Go outside, enjoy the fall colours,” said Minister Isabelle Charest in a press conference Thursday, listing all the outdoor activities people will still be able to do in the coming weeks and months—hiking, tennis, ice-skating and others—while abiding by COVID-19 rules.

Charest, a speed skater and three-time Olympian, is the

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Ottawa’s medical officer of health is warning that organized sports activities — particularly hockey — are contributing to the spread of COVID-19, with five team outbreaks confirmed and another nine under investigation.

At least 28 positive cases of COVID-19 have already been linked to team sports, and that total is expected to grow as contact tracing and testing continues, said Dr. Vera Etches on Wednesday morning.

This is a lot of people affected.– Dr.

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Burlington, the city has put a stop to all games at inside sports facilities and on outdoor sports fields.

In a release on Wednesday, the municipality said the change was made following recommendations from Halton’s medical officer of health after an uptick in cases connected with physical activity settings and contact sports.

The pause is in effect on Thursday and allows for only limited training with physical distancing.

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