Olympics

Damage from Concussions in Young Hockey Players Last Longer than Thought

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More study into concussions in young hockey players. In Your Health Minute, young hockey players may take longer to recover after a concussion than previously thought. Scientists in Canada studied 17 players who were diagnosed with a concussion during the season. Three months later brain scans showed signs of damage long after other symptoms had cleared and they returned to…

U-S Olympians Came Home From Rio Free of the Zika Virus

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  No US Olympians were infected with zika during the Rio games. In Your Health Minute, the zika virus caused tremendous concern for olympic athletes traveling to Rio De  Janeiro last summer . But a new study of 457 U-S athletes and staff finds none became infected while in Brazil. However, blood tests did show  about 7 percent did get…

Patients Offered Alternative to Hip Replacement

HIP ADJUSTMENT INSTEAD OF HIP REPLACEMENT

Young people who get a hip replacement might not need a second one. Hip dysplasia is a condition that can lead to painful arthritis and a hip replacement. Many young patients who have the surgery have to have it again at some point in the future. But now there is an alternative that could give them a new lease on…

West Georgia Jets Gearing Up for Their Next Event

JETS WILL TRAVEL TO ORLANDO FOR THE AAU PRIMARY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND JACKSONVILLE FOR THE USATF REGIONALS

It began with a dad’s dream to coach and a passion in track and field. The West Georgia Jets are an organization that began in 2011. It’s a team made up of 50 Columbus area kids ranging in age from 6-18. “A lot of my athletes; their introduction into track is with our club. What I like to do is…

IOC Adds 3-on-3 Basketball to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ALSO ON 2020 SCHEDULE

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program on Friday in an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal. In another move toward street sports, BMX Freestyle cycling will join the Olympics for the first time among a net increase of 15 gold medals for a 321-event program. However,…

NBC Announces Big Changes to Winter Olympics Programming

COURTESY: NBC SPORTS

In an announcement made on Tuesday, NBC will broadcast its Winter Olympic TV programming live across all time zones for the first time at the 2018 Winter Games. The Games are set to take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. This includes daytime, primetime and late-night coverage on NBC. On most nights, primetime coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m….

Countdown Begins For The Winter Olympics In South Korea

1 Year Until the Winter Games in PyeongChang

South Korea today (Wednesday) marked the start of the one year countdown to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Despite recent political turmoil in the country, the PyeongChang Olympics will likely be well-organized and ready to go, especially when compared with the recent games in Rio de Janeiro and Sochi, which saw swirling human rights, environmental and political crises. PyeongChang is…