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UK govt to have sport head-injury inquiry | The Times



The UK government on Wednesday announced the launch of an inquiry into the long-term effects of head injuries in sport and will discuss the latest scientific studies with governing bodies and athletes across two sessions starting next week.

The Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (DCMS) will examine links between concussion and dementia and efforts to improve player welfare in professional sports, with the first session taking place on March 9.

The committee will also take evidence on the implications for youth sport and funding requirements for further scientific research.

“We will look particularly at what role national governing bodies should be taking and their responsibilities to understand risks involved for players and what…

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