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The University of Oregon is nearing completion on a complete rebuilt of historic Hayward Field that was set to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. Rendering: TrackTown USA

A Sport Staying on Track

Life moves fast in the running world, and that’s as true in 2020 as ever. More than 30 million Americans compete in track and field, and there are plenty of spruced-up and new venues to keep running organizers inspired. In Japan, robots are taking over—at least when it comes to some Olympic activities once reserved for […]

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Milking It in Indianapolis

Typically, a car hurtling along the roadway without a driver at 200 miles per hour would be terrifying—a horrendous accident in the making. But what if such a car could help prevent accidents and ensure highway safety for all? That’s what more than 20 researchers from prestigious institutions set out to answer when they gathered at […]

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Tokyo 2020 has been collecting electronic devices to convert into Olympic and Paralympic medals. Photograph: Tokyo 2020

Playing for the Planet

The simple acts of swinging a tennis racket, throwing a football or kicking a soccer ball have complex consequences. From the carbon footprint of attendees driving to the U.S. Open and the materials used to make athletes’ uniforms to the straws in spectators’ drinks and the cans discarded by fans, sports events have a wide-reaching […]

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Kindra Fry became president and CEO of Experience Bryan College Station in 2017.
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She Shoots, She Scores

Growing up in Mississippi with a mom who played basketball and a dad who was a diver—and as a big fan of Mississippi State football and basketball—Kindra Fry was a sports nut who told everyone that she would one day play football for the Dallas Cowboys. That plan didn’t work out, but Fry has nonetheless […]

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