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A Green Bay Packers fan cheers on his team during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on January 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NFL Caps Super Bowl Attendance at 22,000
Including 7,500 Health Care Workers

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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USA Triathlon Sees Recovery After ‘Complete Dumpster Fire’

USA Triathlon intends to increase its collaborative push to grow the sport in 2021, vowing to increase its presence among multiple sports to get more people interested in participating. During a state of the industry report at the national governing body’s Endurance Exchange virtual conference, USAT CEO Rocky Harris said while triathlon saw 7 percent […]

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Preston “PK” Martin, Longtime AAU Leader, Was Basketball Chair

Preston Kim “PK” Martin, a longtime leader in AAU’s basketball program who served as the organization’s men’s and women’s basketball chair, died on January 8. “The AAU has lost a great member, dedicated volunteer, proud leader, passionate mentor, but most importantly, a loyal friend,” the AAU said in a statement. “He will be greatly missed.” […]

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New Louisville Indoor Track Announces First Events

The new Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center indoor track-and-field venue in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced its first events, beginning February 17, 2021. Louisville Urban League, which built the center, and ASM Global, which will manage the space, announced that the University of Louisville Cardinal Invitational will be the launch event, followed by the KTCCCA […]

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National Senior Games Rescheduled for 2022

The 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be rescheduled to May 2022 out of what organizers described as “an abundance of cation” from disruptions caused by the pandemic. The event, which had been scheduled for November 5–18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will now be staged May 10–23, 2022. The decision was made after […]

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New Colorado Multisport Complex Selects Levy as Food and Hospitality Provider

Future Legends Complex in Windsor, Colorado, has announced a partnership with Levy to provide food, beverage and hospitality experiences for visitors to the new 118-acre complex expected to open in spring 2022. Levy intends to work with the venue under construction to provide services including concessions, catering, restaurants and suites. The venue is co-founded by […]

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AAU Leader Roger Goudy Passes Away at 69

Dr. Roger Goudy, who spent 40 years in leadership roles with the Amateur Athletic Union, including the past six years as the organization’s president and CEO, has died. He was 69. Goudy took over the helm of AAU in 2014 after years of building up the organization’s largest event, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships […]

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Extent of Youth Sports Economic Loss Revealed in Company Data

EventConnect, a provider of event and sports tourism management software, has released statistics showing the extent of the loss of youth and amateur sporting events for destinations in 2020, with encouraging signs for 2021. The finding from the company’s internal database of registration and hotel data for more than 4,000 events, 400 associations, 15,000 hotels […]

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