Topics
Series
Media type
Topics
Featured topics
Arts & Media
Economics
Environment
Governance & Politics
Health
Human rights
Peace & Conflict
Social movements
Technology
Series
Featured series
Better Conversations
Doha Debates Podcast
Doha Debates with Ghida Fakhry
Necessary Tomorrows
The Long Game
The Negotiators
Town Halls
Vox Pops
Media type
All media types
Podcasts
Videos
Articles
Topics
Featured topics
Arts & Media
Economics
Environment
Governance & Politics
Health
Human rights
Peace & Conflict
Social movements
Technology
Series
Featured series
Better Conversations
Doha Debates Podcast
Doha Debates with Ghida Fakhry
Necessary Tomorrows
The Long Game
The Negotiators
Town Halls
Vox Pops
Media types
Podcasts
Videos
Articles
June 27, 2023

High impact: Are some sports too violent for children?

S1 E4 35 MINS

Are some sports too violent for children? Kids and teens who play full- or high-contact sports like rugby, American football and mixed martial arts have higher rates of concussions, which can lead to traumatic brain injuries. On the flip side, there are also huge benefits to playing sports when you’re young, including community and confidence.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pioneer in understanding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says that children should not be allowed to play certain sports, and argues instead that we should invent new, safer sports for kids. Babalwa Latsha, Africa’s first female professional rugby player, contends that existing sports can and should be modified to be safer for children, and holds that participating in sports is a great way to learn valuable life skills. Listen to the Doha Debates Podcast as they discuss the different possibilities for children and sports.

Doha Debates Podcast is a production of Doha Debates and FP Studios. This episode is hosted by Karen Given. Thoughts on this conversation? Let us know! Follow us everywhere @DohaDebates and join the post-episode discussion in our YouTube comments.

More episodes from this podcast

240322 DDP S1Ep20 Website CLEAN 570 320
Technology

WATCH: Nadeem Nathoo, Isabelle Hau and Louka Parry debate how to ensure equal AI access for all

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E2040 MINS
240314 DDP S1Ep22 WebsiteClean ALT 570 320
icon
Environment

Should we mine in outer space?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E2244 MINS
Obesity 570 320
icon
Health

Is obesity a choice?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E2130 MINS
AISchool 570 320
icon
Education

Equal Education: How can we ensure equal AI access for all?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E2040 MINS
240117 DDP S1Ep19 CLEAN web 570 320
Health

WATCH: Jennifer Moss and Chris Guillebeau debate whether hustle culture is healthy

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1935 MINS
Hustle 570 320
icon
Health

Living to work: Is hustle culture healthy?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1934 MINS
240108 DDP S1Ep18 UN FULLRes CLEAN web 570 320
Peace & Conflict

WATCH: Anjali K. Dayal and Natalie Samarasinghe debate whether the UN can prevent wars

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1834 MINS
UnPeace 570 320
icon
Peace & Conflict

Peacekeeping power: Can the UN prevent wars?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1834 MINS
231210 DFTH Website 570 320
icon
Governance & Politics

Rise of the Rest: Who should lead in a multipolar world?

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1682 MINS
231016 TH Website CLEAN 1600 1200 1 570 320
icon
Arts & Media

Orientalism demystified: Eastern insights on Western myths

Doha Debates Podcast
S1E1584 MINS

More on this topic

Lana Wide 755 566
icon
Health

Mental health content online: Illusion of awareness? (Arabic)

Lana
S1 E9 38 MINS
Learn More
Lana Wide 104 104
icon
Social movements

Do we work to live or live to work? (Arabic)

Lana
S1 E5
ep02 covver 16 9 copy 104 104
icon
Health

Do we have to conform to beauty standards? (Arabic)

Lana
S1 E2 39 MINS
DD Townhall Video Thumbnail 960 540 2 104 104
Health

Should we engineer a world without disability? (Arabic)

Town Halls
61 MINS

Our other podcasts

Lana 310 310

Lana

A podcast in Arabic for today’s generation to discuss their outlook on the world, hosted by Rawaa Augé.

Necessary Tomorrows Logo Clean 310 310

Necessary Tomorrows

Mixing speculative fiction and documentary, leading sci-fi authors bring us three futures that seem like fantasy. We meet the writers who dream of these futures and the activists, scientists and thinkers who are turning fiction into fact.

Long Game background DD web 310 310

The Long Game

The Long Game highlights stories of courage and conviction on and off the field. Activist and Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad guides the series and examines the power of sport to change the world for the better.

Negotiators logo forwebsite no title 1 310 310

The Negotiators

The Negotiators brings you stories from people resolving some of the world’s most dramatic conflicts.