They no longer have boxing and football as professional sports due to players having brain injuries .archery and fencing are professional sports now. also basket ball and baseball are much more popular due to the absence of boxing and football.
That would be great for me as an Englishman but does suggest that timings are different in your world. Here its every 4 years and our only win was in 66. Hence none of those years were world cup years here. Possibly 72 and 76 if your two years different from us but that would mean future dates for events would be 80, 84, 88 etc unless something happened to delay the 84 tournament a year?
PS Forgot we're supposed to be looking at it from our 1965 so haven't won it once yet here!
I asked about how America's was doing in your 2018, but what about the globakl economy? I'm inclined to guess that capitalism is still alive and kicking, but haven't heard about the status of socialism/communism.