CNA Week 7- Sports

Team USA Names Beginning Hockey Roster For 2018 Olympics

Twelve players from the 2014 Sochi Olympics are to play again for USA Hockey. According to ESPN, the team has yet to name captains. The team plans to take the gold that they fought for in Sochi.

Ivy League Schools Adopt A New Football Strategy To Combat Concussions

Coaches from Harvard, Dartmouth and Nebraska take a closer look at practice tackle techniques. USA Today reports this change is in response to the growing concern of the effects of concussions on athletes. The coaches have voiced opinions that this will not weaken the teams on on the competitive level.

Male Boxers to Compete Without Headgear in Rio Olympics

Since 1984, boxers have competed with headgear in the Olympics, until the Olympic Committee executive board changed the policies for Rio 2016. ABC News reports that while this change may cause more cuts, the overall result will be reduced concussions. According to medical research, the risk of concussions is lower without headgear.

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