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You feel fantastic when your favourite football team or tennis player has a great result.  It’s as though you have triumphed personally.

You wear your club’s shirt throughout the weekend, read all the newspaper and internet match reports, watch Match of the Day and initiate conversations about the game with both fellow and rival fans.

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Athletes will strive harder and for longer when they are motivated by the enjoyment of a goal, new research has suggested.

Elite athletes have revealed some of the motivations behind decisions to cheat through drug-taking.

On Saturday the British and Irish Lions won their first rugby union test against Australia.

Preparing an elite team for such an eagerly awaited event always poses psychological challenges. Those challenges are multiplied when that team has to be put together from players from four nations who are more used to thinking of each other as rivals than teammates.

Using touchscreen technology to help people living with dementia and the latest developments in sport psychology will both be discussed in sessions we are sponsoring at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next month.

The reputation of football coaches plays a big part in how players respond to them. That was the finding of research presented last month by Chartered Psychologist Dr Andrew Manley from Leeds Metropolitan University at our Annual Conference in Harrogate.

Playing sport on a regular basis is associated with an improved attention span, new

Football referees are able to cope with the pressures of their role thanks to a belief that they are better at the job than their colleagues, new research has suggested.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has made a grant of £689,150 to the charity Chess in School and Communities to test the impact of teaching chess to primary school pupils.

Women in Britain are somewhat indifferent when it comes to their feelings about sport, new research