Should Dangerous Sports Be Banned?

Dalrymple writes on the current debate among the medical community on the dangers of many sports.

On two successive weeks, the British Medical Journal and the New England Journal of Medicine turned their attention to boxing and American football, respectively. The BMJ ran a for-and-against feature about boxing, while the NEJM had an opinion piece about the risks for young people of tackling in American football…

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One thought on “Should Dangerous Sports Be Banned?

  1. Southern Man

    Certainly not. Players should be made fully aware of the risks that they’re taking for their multi-million dollar contracts and accept responsibility for the consequences, and the sport should be as dangerous as it needs to be. That opens the door for, say, RollerBall or Death Race. I’d watch those for a dollar.


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