This film is only available in the United States and Canada because of territorial licensing. Woo-ram, a struggling athlete and big foodie, finds himself in a burger restaurant one fateful evening, unaware that a simple double patty hamburger would change his life. He instantly clicks with Hyun-ji, an aspiring news anchor who works hard at […]
Running Legend Overcomes Injury, Loss, and Addiction
A story of courage and faith against all odds. Dick Beardsley was a former athlete addicted to prescription painkillers after a series of injuries. Beardsley shares how he overcame his demons and how he deals with the loss of his son to suicide.
Researchers Find Academics Improve for Athletes Playing in College Football Bowl Games
College football bowl games are known to create publicity for universities, increase donations from alumni, and promote tourism for host cities. Players appear on national television, travel to a new or warm-weather destination, and receive recognition items. But does playing an extra game affect a student-athlete’s academics? After discovering from their students how much student-athlete […]
Parkour Athletes Switch Off Paris Lights One by One
PARIS—Hadj Benhalima sized up the building in front of him then took a run at the wall, pushed off its surface with one foot, twisted around in mid-air and reached out to flick a switch a few meters off the ground. A clunk and brief second later, the glaring outdoor sign of the currency exchange […]
NYC Ends Vaccine Mandate for Athletes but Not Workers
More and more vaccine mandates are being dropped in New York City. The latest one affects athletes and entertainers living in the city. Basketball player Kyrie Irving has been in the spotlight because of that mandate over the past few months.
Poland Grants Visa to Belarus Olympian Who Fears for Safety
TOKYO—Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. An activist group that is helping athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told The […]
101-year-old Indian athlete wins gold medal at World Masters Games
One-hundred-one-year-old Indian athlete Man Kaur took home a gold medal for the 100 meter sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand on April 24. Kaur was the only competitor in the 100+ age category. She finished her one woman race at 1 minute 14.58 seconds. The crowd greeted her with cheers. “I […]