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The 2026 FIFA World Cup Trophy on display before a press conference at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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Behind the Scenes of the 2026 World Cup Bid Process

They gathered in different ways. Some had big, public parties. Others gathered in a conference room as a small group. One watched from a villa in Tuscany. Watching at home, John Kristick was able to reflect. When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in December 2010, it was at the expense of the United […]

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Fans wave their arms while waiting to catch T-shirts during an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2022, in Boston. The fans were not required to wear face masks while attending the game at the TD Garden for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A mask mandate has not been in effect this season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

One Year After Omicron, Winter Sports Play On

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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Michael Payne Awarded IOC’s Pierre de Coubertin Medal

Michael Payne, former Director of the International Olympic Committee and longtime Olympic commentator, has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal by the IOC at a special ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland. Created in 1997, the Pierre de Coubertin Medal is awarded by the IOC as a tribute to those who deliver services to the Olympic […]

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College Football Playoff Expands to 12 Teams in 2024 Season

The College Football Playoff has announced it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024 after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, which was the last hurdle CFP officials needed cleared to triple the size of what is now a four-team format. The first round of […]

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Confetti falls after Austin FC defeats FC Dallas in an MLS playoff match in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

River Plate and C.F. Monterrey to Play Friendly in Austin

River Plate of Argentina’s Primera División and C.F. Monterrey of Mexico’s Liga MX will play a friendly on January 10 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, the first time that River Plate has played in the Texas destination. The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT. For C.F. Monterrey – known as “Rayados” – the […]

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USA Boxing National Championships Heading to Lubbock, Texas

The 2022 USA Boxing National Championships will be held starting December 5 in Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center with over 1,000 boxers, ages  9 to 39, anticipated to compete. “Our National Championships is the pinnacle event for us every year and this year we expect to see some of the best boxing […]

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The pregame ceremony included lots of fireworks before the U.S. men's national team took on Wales in the first group stage game for both teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this week. Photo by Lisa Delpy Neirotti.

What It’s Like in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

There are always some challenges with any mega-event and this month, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is in Qatar, a country established 51 years old ago with a total population of 2.8 million people. So with that perspective, here are some observations. [Behind the Scenes of the 2026 World Cup Bid Process] Seeing Qatar Up […]

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Paris 2024 Olympic Games Tickets Sale Starts December 1

Tickets for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris will go on sale December 1 with a new approach in which tickets will be obtainable from a single platform worldwide and will not be available through resellers for the first Olympic Games — Summer or Winter — that will have fans in attendance since the […]

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Martha McKee Open swim meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, May 20, 2022.
Martha McKee Open swim meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, May 20, 2022.

Get Your Championship Started in Charlotte

In Charlotte, North Carolina, take a closer look at a destination that blends a compact, walkable footprint with vibrant amenities in an ever-evolving cityscape. Home to the Charlotte Convention Center, the nation’s sixth busiest airport with hundreds of direct flights, and a wide variety of one-of-a-kind sporting venues invite planners to explore this dynamic sports […]

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GFNY North American Championship 2023 Heads to Puerto Rico

The GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series will hold its 2023 North American championship on February 5 in Puerto Rico, with the 82.7-mile course winding its way throughout the island. The course will have 5,086 feet of climbing with start and finish in San Juan. The course begins flat through Carolina but quickly turns inland on […]

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