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A man walks by a poster promoting the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Japan’s Top Medical Adviser Insists 2021 Olympics Should Not Allow Fans

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. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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2021 SLS Skateboard Tour Will Visit Three Cities

Street League Skateboarding has announced the return of its flagship competition tour, following the sport’s Olympic debut in Tokyo. Elite skateboarders will compete on the circuit, rebranded as the SLS Championship Tour, which will feature three events over four months. The tour will begin in Salt Lake City on August 28 followed by a stop […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Tuesday, June 1 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 Home to Biggest Fan Attendance Since […]

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Winter Dew Tour Returns in 2021

The Winter Dew Tour will return to Copper Mountain, Colorado, this year after the 2020 was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. MTN DEW and Accelerate360’s ASN: The Adventure Sports Network Group announced that the event will be staged December 16-19, 2021. The Winter Dew Tour is expected to include the world’s best male and […]

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The new Lauridsen Skatepark will host the 2021 Dew Tour just weeks after its official opening. Photo: Courtesy of Dew Tour

Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines Bowls Over Dew Tour

Greg Edwards wasn’t sure how this site visit was going to go. As the new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, was under construction last winter, Dew Tour representatives came to see firsthand what would become the largest skatepark in the country. But winter being winter, the weather was not cooperating. “Here come all […]

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Monster Energy Supercross Prepares for Atlanta Speedway Infield Event

The 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will go to one of the more unique setups in series history when it races in the infield at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, starting April 10 and continuing for a full week. The April triple-header will be a first for the speedway and a first for […]

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Dew Tour Moving 2021 Skate Festival to Des Moines, Iowa

The annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival will be moving from Long Beach, California, to Des Moines, Iowa, and will be held May 20-23 at the brand new Lauridsen Skatepark while serving as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event for 2021. Lauridsen Skatepark’s Street and Park courses have been approved as […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Spikeball Releases 2021 Tournament Schedule

The Spikeball Roundnet Association has released its 2021 tournament schedule with 10 national events scheduled throughout the country. The national events will be held in a two-day format in the advanced and premier divisions with smaller pools of teams and best-of-3 matches, with the best teams in each pool earning spots in the divisional brackets. […]

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Micro Events and Web Episodes:
How One Event Organizer Repositioned His Business

Twenty years ago, Micah Desforges launched Ripper Skateboards, a project that began as a passion play of sorts for the Montreal native who was a skateboarder and action sports enthusiast. Over the course of a decade, the brand grew in popularity, generating a social media following that still boasts nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook even though […]

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