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The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
No Postponements for NFL as Aaron Rodgers’ Toe Draws All the Attention

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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World Triathlon and SuperLeague Triathlon Launch Esports World Championship Series

World Triathlon and Super League Triathlon have announced a partnership to grow a global esports series that will crown the official triathlon esport World Champions. World Triathlon and Super League will collaborate on all aspects of Arena Games Triathlon including scheduling, participating athletes, involvement of national federations, promotion, broadcasters, host venues and amplifying the reach […]

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Peach Belt Conference Utilizes Mobile App

The Peach Belt Conference has started utilizing a new mobile app in an attempt to streamline communication and championship event coordination throughout the league. Moxtra is the league’s client collaboration platform starting this fall. Conference coaches and administrators are connected via a custom mobile app that allows for communications when it comes to fan sections, […]

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World Rugby Approves USA Rugby for 2031 World Cup Exclusive Dialogue

USA Rugby took another step toward earning the right to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup when the World Rugby Council voted to enter into an exclusive targeted dialogue phase with the national governing body. “This is a very positive next step for the USA as we elevate exclusive discussions with World Rugby and our […]

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Columbus, St. Paul to Host U.S. Men’s Soccer World Cup Qualifying Matches

U.S. Soccer has selected Columbus, Ohio and St. Paul, Minnesota as the venues for the critical World Cup Qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras coming up to start the 2022 calendar year. Lower.com Field will be the site of USA-El Salvador on January 27 before an away match at Canada. After that game — reportedly […]

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FIFA Schedules Final Venue Visits to World Cup 2026 Candidate Host Cities

The FIFA World Cup 2026 has moved a step closer after this week concluding its final round of inspections of the candidate host cities for what will be the first World Cup to feature 48 teams and be held across three countries: Canada, Mexico and the United States. The initial tour from September 15–23 included […]

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West Michigan Sports Commission Expands and Promotes Staff

The West Michigan Sports Commission is bolstering its team in 2022, hiring Conner Hicks as its new national sales manager while promoting Melissa Brink from marketing specialist of its signature Meijer State Games of Michigan event to marketing manager of the West Michigan Sports Commission, overseeing all brands and promotional efforts. “Conner brings a strong local […]

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2022 Special Olympics USA Games Selects Florida Artist to Create Cauldron

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games has named Donald Gialanella the winner of the USA Games Cauldron Arts Project. Gialanella will design and produce an original cauldron that will be lit during the Opening Ceremony, kicking off the event. He was chosen by a selection committee consisting of Special Olympics Athletes Katy Wilson and Mia […]

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ASM Global Expands to Singapore Regional Headquarters

ASM Global is increasing its footprint in the Asia Pacific region with the announcement of new regional headquarters in Singapore with plans to grow its overall operations in the region. ASM Global Singapore will have a joint leadership team of Executive Vice President Operations Paul Sergeant, OBE, a 30-year venue management industry leader who has […]

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North Carolina Establishes Esports Industry Fund

The state of North Carolina has established a $5 million Esports Industry Grant Fund for esports competitions, with grants paying up to 20 percent of qualifying expenses for competitions. The grant is focused on competitions costing at least $250,000 with the grants reimbursing in-state goods, services, compensation and benefits. The state department of commerce issue […]

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