World Cup News

Airbag System Approved for World Cup Ski Races

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy airbag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn’t have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn’t have broken bones in his face …

World Cup Sets Bad Example for Failing to Follow Concussion Protocol

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach football fans and young players about the dangers of head injuries, U.S. concussion expert …

Soccer Union Says Concussion Protocol Needed After World Cup Flap

The World Footballers’ Association called on soccer’s governing body to investigate why Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira was allowed to remain in yesterday’s World Cup game after possibly suffering a concussion. The organization known as FIFPro said in a statement it’s seeking …

Canada Ski Racer’s Family Settle World Cup Crash Claim

The family of Nik Zoricic has settled issues with the International Ski Federation over the Canadian racer’s 2012 death in a skicross World Cup event. The sport’s world governing body will pay CAN$250,000 ($225,000) over five years to the Nik …

World Cup Skiers Test Air Bag Safety System

A radical air bag system that could have a big impact on safety in skiing is being tested on the World Cup circuit for the first time this week. Werner Heel of Italy and Jan Hudec of Canada wore the …

World Cup Organizers Defend Record Despite Accidents

Despite the latest death, World Cup organizers said Tuesday they aren’t sacrificing worker safety in a rush to get venues ready for next year’s tournament in Brazil. “There is never a discussion that says you have to cut any corners …

RFU Covers Itself in Case of England World Cup Success

The English Rugby Football Union has paid a premium to an insurance broker to cover player and management win bonuses that could arise if England reach the final stages of this year’s World Cup. The move will guarantee a return …