3Qs: Life after the Olympics

Jus­tine Siegal of Sport in Society says early prepa­ra­tion and a strong sense of self can help Olympic ath­letes lead suc­cessful lives long after their playing days are over.

Empowering students to prevent school bullying

Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, and the Mass­a­chu­setts Inter­scholastic Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion have teamed up to create an anti-​​​​bullying lead­er­ship training ini­tia­tive for high-​​​​school student-​​​​athletes, coaches, teachers and […]

In sports recruiting, how young is too young?

Real Madrid has signed a 7-​​year-​​old soccer player from Argentina, who will begin training with the Spanish club’s youth squad in Sep­tember. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, to explain how par­ents, coaches and pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tions can best safe­guard the social and psy­cho­log­ical devel­op­ment of a sports prodigy.

3Qs: Sports under a microscope of suspicion

The winner of the 98th Tour de France will be crowned on Sunday in Paris. But the event has been tainted by ongoing alle­ga­tions of blood doping and the use of performance-​​enhancing drugs by cycling’s top per­formers. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, to ana­lyze the impact of such illegal prac­tices in pro­fes­sional sports.

3Qs: ‘A discussion that cannot be muted’

Last week, Phoenix Suns Pres­i­dent Rick Welts revealed that he is gay. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, to explain the dearth of openly gay male ath­letes in pro­fes­sional sports.