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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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Signs at various locations remind golfers of social distancing rules during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sports in a Post-COVID World: Industry Leaders React

With so much unknown about the short-, mid- and long-term future of the sports-event industry, destinations, rights holders and industry suppliers have tried to prepare as best they can for what may lie ahead. SportsTravel asked leaders across the industry to give their thoughts about the remarkable past few months, what they are doing now […]

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is […]

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Birmingham, Alabama, to Host 2025 World Police and Fire Games

Birmingham, Alabama, will host the 2025 World Police and Fire Games. The announcement was made by the event’s federation after a presentation by the bid committee led by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County. The 2025 World Police and Fire Games will start June 27 and feature more […]

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Ironman Group Sold to Advance Publications

The Wanda Sports Group has sold the Ironman Group, which includes the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Epic Series of mountain biking races, to Advance Publications. What in 1978 was one race in Hawaii, the Ironman Group now has more than 235 events in over 50 countries. As part […]

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Summer Dew Tour Returns to Long Beach

The final Olympic Summer Games qualifying event in the United States before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be the annual Dew Tour returning to Long Beach, California, for the fifth consecutive year. The four-day event will be a collaboration of skateboarding competitions, culture and creative activations. It will be held at the Long Beach Convention […]

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Dew Tour Names Courtney Gresik Vice President

Courtney Gresik, a Dew Tour veteran since 2005 in multiple roles, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the tour. Gresik will be in charge of all of the tour’s business aspects including brand strategy, sponsorship relations, partnership revenue, content production, execution and event staging. Gresik has worked in action sports since […]

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CrossFit Returns to Wisconsin

At last year’s CrossFit Games, competitors navigated an obstacle course while walking on their hands and raced down a field while dragging 165-pound manikins. What will this year’s competition hold? That’s a secret, to be unveiled only when the athletes gather for the Reebok CrossFit Games 2019 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, August […]

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USA BMX Signs Agreement with GoPro

USA BMX and GoPro have formed a partnership that includes content creation, distribution, cross-promotion and event sponsorship. As part of the deal, GoPro will gain title sponsorship of some of the national governing body’s highest-profile events, including the GoPro North American Supercross Series presented by Full Tilt Racing and the USA BMX GoPro Grand Nationals […]

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