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Overview of Complex Systems in Sport

Balague, C. Torrents, R. Hristovski, K. Davids, and D. Araujo

The Big Idea

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a legendary Canadian poet, singer-songwriter, and novelist.  The following lyrics are from his 1992 album The Future and the song “Anthem”:

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack, a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

Let’s assume there is a crack in our conventional understanding of practicing, training for, and playing competitive sports.  Not a break.  Just a crack.  These researchers...

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