New York Mayor Eric Adams is set to lift the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for performers and professional athletes as early as this week, Politico reported on March 23, a rule that has come under growing criticism by local sports teams.
More than half of the first 21 brains donated to the Australian Sports Brain Bank by former athletes showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease caused by repeated concussions, a study showed.
China detected three new cases of COVID-19 among Olympic Games related personnel on Feb. 13, the same number as a day earlier, the organizing committee of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games said on Feb. 14.
Daily COVID-19 infections among athletes and team officials at the Beijing Winter Olympics jumped to 19 on Jan. 28 from two a day earlier, as Games organizers warned of more cases in coming days.
Beijing Olympics organizers said on Jan. 23 they had confirmed 72 cases of COVID-19 among 2,586 Games-related personnel entering China from Jan. 4 to Jan. 22, with no cases among 171 athletes and team officials arriving in that period.
A large U.S. study suggests college athletes who become infected with the coronavirus are very unlikely to have any lasting effects. Small studies have suggested that a common prostate cancer treatment might protect Covid-19 patients from becoming seriously ill.
Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic while carrying their country’s hopes on the global sports stage.
Australian authorities said mandatory hotel quarantine for people arriving for the Australian Open tennis tournament was essential to stop Covid-19, as the country recorded another day with no new locally acquired cases on Jan. 19.
Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University studies the brains of deceased football players at the world’s largest brain bank, hoping to learn about the long-term impact of repeated head traumas for people ranging from professional athletes to victims of domestic abuse.
ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) may be more common in elite athletes, a new research review suggests.