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Obama to tackle youth sports concussion issue

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Darlene Superville

WASHINGTON (AP) — Concerned that too little is known about the effects of head injuries in young athletes, President Barack Obama is bringing representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, youth sports players, researchers and others to the White House to help educate the public about youth sports concussions.

Canadian ski racer Kucera sidelined by weird vertigo-like symptoms

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Former world downhill champ’s participation at Lake Louise not likely, while he’s running out of time to make Sochi qualifying standard

by Vicky Hall, Calgary Herald

As a World Cup ski racer, John Kucera realizes he’s at higher risk that most for broken bones, torn ligaments and pretty much every traumatic injury known to the tall foreheads in sports medicine. But the Calgarian can’t quite come to grips with the latest obstacle on the road to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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