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Longtime USOC Spokesman Mike Moran Dies at 78

Mike Moran, who led media relations for the U.S. Olympic Committee from the 1980 Olympic Games to the 2002 Games and later played a key role at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, has died. He was 78. Moran spent a decade as the sports information director for the University of Colorado from 1968 to 1978 Continue Reading

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World Games 2022 Adds Drone Racing, Breaking and Parkour

  Two years out from its rescheduled opening ceremony, The World Games 2022 has unveiled the list of sports that athletes will compete in when they head to Birmingham, Alabama, for the multisport event. The official program will include 30 sports, 54 disciplines and 207 medal events. The vast majority of the sports are returning Continue Reading

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IndyCar, IMS Launch Race and Equality Initiative

IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have launched the “Race for Equality & Change,” a move to support diversity and inclusivity across the racing series and the IndyCar industry. A key component of the effort will be a $1 million fund to fuel internal and external programs and initiatives aimed at creating fundamental change. “As Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Nearing Goal for NCAA Championship Status

USA Triathlon is moving closer to its goal of 40 universities in order to gain NCAA championship status for the sport, announcing that the University of Denver will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sports offering. The addition of the university—the first Division I school in Colorado to add the sport—will give USAT 37 participating Continue Reading

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Episode Two: How Sports Venues are Reopening

In this fact-based, data-driven web series, SportsTravel will be interviewing leaders from destinations, sports organizations, hotels and industry suppliers to track the recovery of the sports-event industry. Each episode will feature insight from EventConnect on the latest statistics from tournament registrations and hotel bookings across the country, as well as a dialogue with a select Continue Reading

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Tempe, Arizona, to Host 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals

Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded the 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships after the 2020 event had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been staged in Tempe in 2013, 2014 and 2019, will return April 9–10, 2021. The 2020 event had been scheduled for October 16–17 in Lake Continue Reading

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Frisco Bowl Extends Agreement to 2025

Frisco, Texas, will host a college bowl game through 2025 after ESPN Events and FC Dallas announced an extension to their bowl agreement at Toyota Stadium. The Frisco Bowl, which is owned and operated by ESPN Events, has been played in Frisco since December 2017. The game is affiliated with the American Athletic Conference, Conference Continue Reading

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Raleigh to Offer Medical Services to Esports Players

As esports organizations move to consolidate the location of their players, the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, is taking a new approach to hosting professional teams by launching a “medical concierge service” to teams moving to the city to compete. The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee announced the program in partnership with esports advisory Continue Reading

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While esports organizations are shifting from live events during the pandemic, they will be poised to pick up long-term followers when events continue, according to a panel of experts. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Esports Positioned to Gain Followers in Months to Come

Right as more esports leagues were increasing their number of live events, the COVID-19 pandemic adjusted those plans and made streaming even more important, said panelists during the recent “State of the Esports Industry Survey & Results” event streamed by the EsportsBiz Research Group. The webinar was used to release a State of the Esports Continue Reading

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