A professional athlete's mental game is just as important, if not more so, as their physical one.
A belly isn't a big deal when you're eating 5,000 calories a day and lifting more than 1,000 pounds.
The idea that Viagra helps out athletes has been around for years now, but is there a scientific consensus on it?
How new medical tech gets injured stars off the disabled list and onto the field
The use of performance enhancers in sports is inevitable. Celebrating it instead of banning it would make competition safer, more honest, and more fun
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
Turning your idols into handbags.
Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.
Now what do I do with all these leeches?
World record after world record after world record
Some Olympians may be hard-wired to seek out daring stunts.
The jury is out, but the answer always entails a healthy dose of biology and sociology.
Footbeds that use high-tech materials to provide relief from foot fatigue, pronation, and heat.
The science of the "vampire facial"
Science attempts to explain comparisons to Stryper, Zodiac killer sketch
After decades of research we (mostly) know the answer
Stem cells, Parkinson's pills, and viruses that improve your DNA: The next generation of performance enhancers won't show up on a urine test
Elite basketball players benefit from having less stretch.
The unfair science behind the M(J) Phelps suspension
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
It's probably not skeleton.