Ichiro shows off his arm and throwing accuracy in this series of commercials for a Japanese Energy Tonic.
Without a doubt the oldest sport in North America, the roots of Lacrosse go back to at least the 17th century—and probably way beyond that. Originally a tribal game that would last from sun up to sun down, it was referred to as the “little brother of war.” This sleepy documentary explores the Native American origins of Lacrosse.
Four secrets from sports psychology you can use in everyday life.
Watch as Will Shortz, the crossword editor for the New York Times, follows through on his personal challenge of playing table tennis every day for a year.
Sport graphics and design have always played a heavy part in the character of WeedSport. Recently, we’ve been inspired by this 1981 showcase reel from Image West, a now-defunct LA creative studio that was crushing it with scanimation 40 years ago. Highlighting a range of sports graphics from the analog age, these are as avant-garde now as they were then.
In 2016, Julian Assange gave Ai Weiwei a treadmill that he had used while taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Now, Ai Weiwei has turned the stationary exercise machine into a call for action to defend the freedom of the press and human rights in a social media campaign, Run For Our Rights. For the movement, the artist is asking supporters to post videos of themselves on a treadmill—or even running in place—to their social channels with the hashtag #RunForOurRights, to bring awareness to the cause. When asked about why he chose a treadmill, Weiwei stated “because it represented an inability to move forward, even when running.”
In a 1966 interview, Muhammad Ali riffs about fighting on Mars, traveling through time, and explains how big talk and boasting got him a shot at a title fight faster than other challengers.
In 1976, Santos “Frenchie” Ramos opened a gym in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Every day of his life from that point forward was dedicated to that gym and to his members. In the gym’s 43-year history, Frenchie only missed two weeks of work; now that’s dedication. Frenchie was a beloved member of his community and will forever be remembered. For those who did not have the pleasure of knowing him, this is his story.
A film by Mark Cersosimo & Aissa Claveria
John McEnroe, Wimbledon 1982
Giannis masters a mindful approach to the game: “I focus on the present, that’s humility”