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Colleen Wrenn Named Chief of Paralympic Games Delivery Officer

Colleen Wrenn, the senior director of TrackTown USA in Oregon, has been appointed chief of Paralympic Games delivery officer by the International Paralympic Committee following an extensive global recruitment process. She will begin the position May 24. Wrenn will bring more than 20 years of experience to the IPC in planning and delivery of major […]

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Move United Plans Virtual Conference on Adaptive Sports

The Move United Education Conference will be staged May 10–14, a virtual conference that will bring together several thousand sport providers with a goal to demystify disability and make inclusion a reality. The adaptive sports organization held its 2020 conference in a virtual setting, attracting more than 1,800 attendees from 900 organizations. The 2021 conference […]

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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, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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San Antonio Chosen to Host 2022 Warrior Games

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has named San Antonio as host city for the 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games, an event that brings together hundreds of wounded, ill or injured athletes who serve in the military, including many from international allied nations. San Antonio Sports, the nonprofit organization that serves as the […]

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USA Triathlon Launches Paratriathlon Development Series

USA Triathlon will launch the 2021 Paratriathlon Development Race Series, a set of four races for emerging paratriathletes. The series is designed to give participants experience racing at the national level with strong performances earning those athletes consideration for the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Development Team. The series will include races tied on to existing events. […]

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Tokyo Paralympic Games to Air in Primetime

The Paralympics are going primetime. NBCUniversal has announced its broadcast plans for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and in a first for the United States, it will include primetime coverage on NBC. The network plans a record 1,200 hours of programming during the event, which will be staged August 24–September 25, 2021. The coverage, which is […]

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Move United Adaptive Ski Event Goes Virtual

Move United, the nation’s largest adaptive sports organization, will host its 33rd annual The Hartford Ski Spectacular as a virtual event through December 3. The three-day event will include more than 1,000 participants who will attend 37 virtual sessions designed to strengthen and expand adaptive snow sports programs. The event is normally held at Beaver […]

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The Move United USA Junior Nationals attract more than 300 athletes and their families in a range of competitions. Photo: Reed Hoffmann/Move United

Study: Adapted Sports Generate Up to $134 Million in Annual Impact

A new study reveals that the annual economic impact of adapted and para sport-related tourism events ranges from $80.5 million to $134.2 million. The study, commissioned by All In Sport Consulting in partnership with Stitch Marketing Research and Huddle Up Group collected expenditure and budget data from a sampling of U.S.-based adapted sport organizations and […]

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World Games 2022 Partners with Lakeshore Foundation for Inclusion

The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced a partnership with the Lakeshore Foundation that will focus on making the event more inclusive of adapted sports, athletes, fans and experiences for people with a disability. Together with the local organizing committee, Lakeshore will develop and “A Journey to One World, One Games,” an initiative […]

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USA Wheelchair Football League Signs Helmet Partner

The new USA Wheelchair Football League has announced Xenith helmets as a partner, with the company providing its X2D+ helmet to teams in the four cities that will make up the league. “We needed a helmet as rugged and resilient as our athletes, and we found that with Xenith,” said Glenn Merry, executive director of […]

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