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As the fitness business pulls in new and inventive players, how can cities encourage their citizens to live healthier lives?
Canada special: get your skates on
Ice hockey is Canada's national obsession and junior hockey is where the dream of going pro is closest to being realised. Monocle Films heads to London, Ontario, to meet the fans supporting the puck stars of the future.
Waterside Expo: Helsinki
The Helsinki Swimming Stadium, originally earmarked for the 1940 Olympic Games, is a winning attraction in the Finnish capital. An oasis among lush lawns where residents come for relaxation and training – after the compulsory jump, that is.
Let the games begin
Serbia's recovery from the disasters of nationalism has been slow but sporting success offers a new vision of what it means to be a Serb. Monocle films travels to Belgrade to meet the future stars of tennis and football.
From Mali to Martinique, every four years the best athletes from the French-speaking world gather for the Francophone Games. Monocle’s Steve Bloomfield reports from Nice on the event, which to France is about more than simply sport.
Surf haven - Ericeira
Ericeira, a small fishing village north of Lisbon on the Portuguese coast, is also a world-class surfing town. People come from as far away as Australia for great waves, good seafood and a relaxed "old Portugal" feeling that persists even as its popularity grows. Monocle films pays a visit to the surf haven this summer.
ISPO - Mountain Fit
As fashion brands plunder the world of sports for ideas Monocle's film crew headed to ISPO - the leading trade fair devoted to sports - to discover new ideas and hi-tech advancements.
With membership fees in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, clubhouses designed by star architects and troupes of attentive young female caddies - golf is the ultimate statement of wealth in South Korea - and business is booming. Monocle's correspondent Danielle Demetriou talks about her journey around South Korea's most coveted golf courses.
Beijing: Olympic gold rush
The world will be focused on Beijing this August and, if all goes to the Communist Party's plan, we will be overawed by the glittering lights and maximalist construction of a building boom whose bill runs into tens of billions of yuan. Monocle's Asia Bureau Chief Fiona Wilson visited the city to find out if this is nation-branding folly on a gargantuan scale, or the starting pistol of the Chinese century.