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Sport must come clean over risks of concussion - governing bodies cannot be allowed to control vital research into a ...

July 08,2016 20:07

Yet a far less publicised but more pernicious trend has emerged with sporting bodies attempting to control and manipulate research into the long-term health of their athletes. You will never be able to completely eliminate the risk of playing any ...

The report concluded: “In this instance, our investigation has shown that while the NFL had been publicly proclaiming its role as funder and accelerator of important research, it was privately attempting to influence that research.” 
On the other side of the world, a similar pattern emerged. In July last year, World Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Union presented the findings of a three-year study, funded by World Rugby and conducted by the Auckland University of Technology. Its findings, that more research was needed, were unremarkable.

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