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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will run from 5 to 21 August. Image credit: Shutterstock/ lazyllama
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will run from 5 to 21 August. Image credit: Shutterstock/ lazyllama

In August, we look at the social impact of mega events such as the Olympic Games, the links between sports and society, the benefits of high-intensity interval training, and how, one day, part of your football boots could have scored a winning goal at the World Cup, if shoemaker adidas gets its way.

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