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On 28 July, the day after the opening ceremony, the Olympic basketball tournament commences at the London Olympic Park.

Winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics will be the pinnacle of success for many athletes around the world. 

The UK's high-performance sport agency UK Sport has confirmed its goal to be in the top four on the Olympic medal table. This means the nation's overall target is to receive at least 48 medals from a minimum of 12 different events.

Controversy about doping has plagued the Tour de France for years, which given that it is one of the toughest sporting events, isn't surprising.

As the competition enters its third and final week we look at emerging areas of research into knowledge production, use and co-production in the field of doping in sport being carried out at the Carnegie Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University.

A dressage test requires the horse and rider to execute a pattern of gymnastic movements, in walk, trot, and canter at specific positions around an arena.

Dressage horse

Sports that stretch across a full season appeal to women less than the Olympics, new research suggests.

An injured Liverpool footballer must overcome a psychological hurdle if he is to return to the level of performance he achieved prior to damaging his knee.

A new initiative is aiming to provide positive reinforcement for drug-free athletes at this year's London Olympic Games.

Children need to be encouraged to increase their activity levels, new research has suggested.

The poor habits displayed by unfit parents may be discouraging their children from leading healthier lifestyles, new research has found.