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Rugby players do not suffer major brain problems in later life

Rugby players do not suffer major brain problems in later life | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Retired rugby players do not appear to suffer major brain problems in later life even if they suffer multiple concussions playing the game, a new study has shown.
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Yakima schools get their GAME ON! to teach kids how to code

Yakima schools get their GAME ON! to teach kids how to code | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Last spring, Stanton Academy student Angel Gaeta signed up for the pilot GAME ON! program out of curiosity, intrigued by the Yakima School District offering that combines
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Swiss court rejects appeal by banned Aussie Rules players - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss court rejects appeal by banned Aussie Rules players - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has said it will not entertain appeals by 34 current or former players of a top Australian Rule
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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect - The New Yorker

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect - The New Yorker | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova on research that suggests innate abilities, rather than deliberate practice, are the primary factor in academic and athletic success.
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Mark Cuban: My players can join national anthem protest

Mark Cuban: My players can join national anthem protest | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Mark Cuban told the players on his Dallas Mavericks team that they can kneel in protest of the national anthem if they want to.
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E-sport offers a terrifying glimpse of the future

E-sport offers a terrifying glimpse of the future | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I was at a friend’
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Sport helping to rehabilitate victims of war and armed violence

Sport helping to rehabilitate victims of war and armed violence | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro/ICRC – With new injuries, a lack of high-quality medical care and even the collapse of essential services, war and armed violence cause more people to have disabilities.
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Concussions and young athletes: New CON-TEX study

Concussions and young athletes: New CON-TEX study | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports 3.8 million sports concussions a year, not just in football, but in all sports, among all ages. The pros get a lot of attention, but what is the bes
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Tall people better at sport because of superior spatial awareness, study finds

Tall people better at sport because of superior spatial awareness, study finds | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Tall people are better at sport because their height allows them to develop superior spatial awareness, new research has found.
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Sport England to spend £250m on getting inactive people exercising 

Sport England to spend £250m on getting inactive people exercising  | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
A quarter-of-a-billion-pound drive to get the most inactive people in England exercising is being announced today as part of the Government’
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Engaging with asylum seekers - SWI swissinfo.ch

Engaging with asylum seekers - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
What’s it like visiting Switzerland as a young Swiss who lives abroad? Here are some impressions from youth at recent camps run by th
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American Tennis in Black and White - The New Yorker

American Tennis in Black and White - The New Yorker | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Gerald Marzorati on the tennis players attending this year’s Olympics, and the stark racial contrast between men and women players in the U.S.
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Elena Delle Donne, US Olympic basketball star, reveals she is gay

Elena Delle Donne, US Olympic basketball star, reveals she is gay | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Reigning WNBA MVP, 26, who plays for the Chicago Sky, confirms she is engaged to longtime partner
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Cybathlon event combines innovation and competition - SWI swissinfo.ch

Cybathlon event combines innovation and competition - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
On Saturday, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich organised the world’s first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities.
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Heading ball in football brings memory problems for up to 24 hours, study suggests 

Heading ball in football brings memory problems for up to 24 hours, study suggests  | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Heading the ball during a football match could cause memory problems for up to 24 hours, researchers have found.
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Cybathlon: when science meets sport - SWI swissinfo.ch

Cybathlon: when science meets sport - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
The world's first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities was held on October 8 at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, canton Zurich.
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Can this helmet make football safer?

Can this helmet make football safer? | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
VICIS has designed a new helmet that can reduce the impact of blows to the head, but can it make football safer?
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Sharapova let off the hook after having doping ban cut to 15 months

Sharapova let off the hook after having doping ban cut to 15 months | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Maria Sharapova pledged on Tuesday night that she would be ‘counting the days’ until her comeback at the end of April next year after her two-year ban was reduced to fifteen months.
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The maths behind the fastest person on Earth (and no it’s not Usain Bolt)

The maths behind the fastest person on Earth (and no it’s not Usain Bolt) | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Who is the fastest man on Earth? Usain Bolt, right? Wrong. The unpopular answer is, in fact, Justin Gatlin.
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Can technology bring fans back to stadiums?

Can technology bring fans back to stadiums? | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Stadium attendance is down so pro sports teams are using technology to win back fans and get them in their seats.
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Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death

Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Suffering even a mild bump to the head can leave people at greater risk of psychiatric problems and early death, a study shows.
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Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms as he wins a silver medal - a gesture used by his Oromo people at home to protest against the government.
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Sports, hidden assets challenge corruption fight - SWI swissinfo.ch

Sports, hidden assets challenge corruption fight - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
At a summit where he signed an international agreement to fight corruption, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter highlighte
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Soccer helps the lost find a place to belong

Soccer helps the lost find a place to belong | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Street Soccer Scotland gathers the homeless, mentally ill and addicted for weekly soccer games. Along with bonding, players get help finding housing and treatment.
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Caster Semenya and the Logic of Olympic Competition - The New Yorker

Caster Semenya and the Logic of Olympic Competition - The New Yorker | Sport, Education & the Media. | Scoop.it
Malcolm Gladwell and Nicholas Thompson discuss Olympic track and field, Caster Semenya, and whether athletes should share in the Games’ profits.
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