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LABS Adapted Sports Conference Announces Speakers

The second annual Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS), presented by All In Sport Consulting, has announced its lineup of sessions and speakers, including keynotes from Caroline Casey, the founder of The Valuable 500, and Sam Schmidt, the co-owner of the Arrow McClaren SP IndyCar racing team. The free two-day virtual conference is scheduled […]

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2023–2028 Move United Nationals

Status Open for bids through October 15, 2021. History Thornton/Westminster, CO, 2021–2022 Denver, CO, 2020 (canceled due to the pandemic) Eden Prairie, MN, 2019 Fort Wayne, IN, 2018 Middleton, WI, 2016–2017 Union County, NJ, 2015 Inside Track Move United, the national leader in community adaptive sports, will combine two championship events beginning in 2023 to […]

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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. OLYMPICS: Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing Organizers Posted: Thursday, September 30 The organizers […]

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The 2021 Paralympic Games will have considerably more coverage on television in the United States and around the world compared to the last Summer Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Paralympians Get TV Spotlight of Their Own

For years, the Paralympic Games has been one of the pinnacle events for the adaptive sport world, regardless of whether or not it received anything similar to the attention and coverage that the Olympic Games receives on a bi-annual basis. This year the tide is starting to turn as more than ever before, Paralympians will […]

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IPC President Confident Paralympics Can be Held Safely

With 10 days left until the start of the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said he is confident the event will be held safely after seeing the results from the recently concluded Olympic Games. IPC President Andrew Parsons said the Olympic Games proved that events can be held […]

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Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 Heading to Detroit

The Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 presented by Toyota will be hosted by Detroit with nearly 600 athletes from up to 31 nations to competing starting July 31. The Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022 will be the second-ever tournament in this single-sport series, which challenges negative attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and demonstrates […]

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Move United Junior Nationals to Host Hundreds of Adaptive Youth Athletes in Denver

The Move United Junior Nationals presented by The Hartford will open July 17 in Denver as the event, in its 37th year, is the largest and longest-standing national sport championship event for young athletes with a physical disability, visual and/or intellectual impairment through the age of 22. With more than 300 athletes with disabilities and […]

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LABS Adaptive Sports Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

Caroline Casey has been named as a keynote speaker at the second annual Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium presented by All In Sport Consulting. Casey is the founder of The Valuable 500 and a voice for disability inclusion at the intersection of business and sports. “Diversity, equity and inclusion has become a much higher priority for many organizations, but […]

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USA Wheelchair Football League Expands to Nine Cities

The USA Wheelchair Football League will more than double its reach for the 2021 season, expanding from four to nine cities. The league, organized by the Move United adaptive sports organization, will add teams in Birmingham, Alabama; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland; Tampa, Florida; and New Orleans. The league was founded in 2019 with teams in […]

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Melissa Stockwell: Preparing for a Most Unusual Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell’s road to the Paralympics began in Iraq in 2004 when a roadside bomb took her leg, making her the first female American solider in history to lose a limb in active combat. After earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for her service, she turned her attention to the Paralympics, becoming the first […]

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