Concussions Can Kill

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

Late January in 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby union for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back onto the field following each occasion, he collapsed and later died in hospital. Ben took too many hits to the head in too short a period of time. His death could, and should, have …

The Culture of Injuries Plaguing Sports

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the sidelines when they are injured just to get back to playing–many, well …

The World Cup Show Beyond the Cheers with Kerrie Hopkins

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

The World Cup is more than just a sporting event. Even those of us with limited knowledge of the game can get into the spirit of the finals. What’s not to love about the drama, the action and the spectacle of watching players from around the world compete and interact? There have been 19 World Cup tournaments since 1930, but …

The World of CrossFit with Scott Thornton

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

CrossFit is considered a workout lifestyle choice in which you can prioritize your health and fitness abilities. According to CrossFit headquarters this workout phenomenon has been steadily growing for a decade.It combines weightlifting, gymnastics, core training, and cardio into a constantly evolving workout plan. Its rigour and structure is reminiscent of military training. Created by former gymnast Greg Glassman, in …

Concussion Discussion at London Symposium

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

On August 13th, 2014, I will join Eric Lindros, NHL hockey superstar and concussion awareness with many others, as he chairs the second annual Community Symposium on Concussion entitled, β€œSee the Line”, in London, ON. Attendees will learn about the latest sport concussion research and insights on injury prediction and prevention from world-class medical experts, health care advocates and professional …

Why We Love Dangerous Sports

Dave.Ferguson Dave Ferguson

Dangerous, deadly and extreme sport offers the possibility of death or injury but, nevertheless, usually has the ability to attract a large audience. The greater the risk, the larger the crowd. Extreme injury in sport and untimeliness of death are often overlooked beyond the enjoyment of the fans. Armchair athletes, onlookers and even movie-goers enjoy watching others endure the blood, …